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Four Things You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

More than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Chances are almost all of us know a loved one or friend who has been affected by this neurodegenerative disease. Living with dementia is a tremendous challenge for the affected individual and his or her family. Roughly 11 million Americans provide uncompensated care... Read more

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember

There are many who never forget. They remember every day, perhaps every moment of every day, the loss and the sacrifice. They wake up and experience the missing piece, the loved one who is no longer waking up beside them or the son or daughter who will never grow old. They don’t need Memorial Day,... Read more

Celebrate the Nurse in Your Life

When you think of a nurse you know, what word comes to mind? Dedicated. Caring. Hardworking. Compassionate. And as we reflect over the last 14 months living through the Coronavirus Pandemic another word that is sure to come up is ‘brave’. Nurses across the country have proven to be the backbone of our healthcare institutions.... Read more

The Importance of Family-Centered Home Care

I received a call from a friend asking for guidance as she newly navigates the maze of senior care options for her elderly parents. Throughout the course of the conversation I realized, yet again, that quality home care requires the inclusion of the elderly person’s entire support system–it must be family-centered. In order to meet... Read more

4 Essentials for Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Did you know that over 10 million individuals worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease today, and about 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed each year. For these individuals and their families, Parkinson’s Disease is a life-changing diagnosis. While much progress has been made with research in understanding the disease, we sadly still do not have a... Read more

How to Organize Your Medications {Free Printable!}

Last week, I discussed some tips to help with spring organization for your home. Today, I wanted to provide a few more tips on managing and organizing your medications. For many seniors, medication management is an important component of care. Updating and reconciling medication is more important than an organization system, however, the right organization... Read more

Tackle Your Next Home Organization Project with Confidence

It wasn’t until I lived in the northeast that I began to really anticipate spring. My daily routine consists of checking the weather channel for the next burst of warmth and sunshine and planning my schedule accordingly. Let’s just say I was very spoiled living in Florida and took warmth for granted! And with the... Read more

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that more individuals die from kidney disease each year than from breast or prostate cancer?* Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common among seniors, some experts believe approximately half of individuals over age 70 are affected.** If not properly managed, CKD can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), at which time individuals will... Read more

How to Cultivate Healthy Sleep Habits

Blustering 40-50 mph winter winds shook my window panes. I lay awake listening to the wind howl outside my window.  Normally, I’d roll over and be back to sleep, but lately, those middle-of-the-night wakings mean I’ll toss and turn for an hour or two. Sleep, getting enough of it, can seem like a never-ending battle... Read more

“I can help.”

An elderly couple walked into a lab testing center where I sat in the waiting room. They unbundled many layers of large coats and stood waiting for some type of assistance that I knew would not come. An ipad stood in front of the closed window and there wasn’t a receptionist waiting behind the window... Read more

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