September 15, 2016

Senior Adults, Relationship before Task

Being a CAREGiver is not about killing time and filling time.  It is most certainly not about being a “sitter.”  Being a Home Instead CAREGiver is […]
August 5, 2016

Gout Pain

What the heck is gout, anyway?  It’s one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses throughout history, but all many people know about gout is that […]
May 25, 2016

Let’s Talk about Driving

Lecturing your teenagers about driving can be a real gut-wrencher.  But what about when time turns the tables and you find yourself talking to your aging […]
May 6, 2015

Dementia and Driving Skills

In England, a person with a dementia diagnosis must legally register with the Driver and Motor Vehicle Licensing Agency and notify his or her insurer.  Failure […]
February 9, 2015

Two Ingredient Bread

Two-ingredient bread, a recipe I found on Pinterest and immediately pinned,  could be  a fun idea to use with a person who has Alzheimer’s!  The activity […]
January 27, 2015

Intergenerational Relationships Benefit All

  Intergenerational relationships?  Think about a competitive and scrappy baseball-playing kid who practically climbs into the hospital bed to hug his grandfather after surgery.  Think about […]
January 21, 2015

Thank a Senior Today

Thank a senior today.  If “what for?” is your immediate response, give the matter another minute-and-a-half’s thought.  Chances are, many of your life influences are now […]
December 15, 2014
Senior Holiday Check-In Checklist

Senior Holiday Check-In Checklist

Don’t just be there. BE THERE.  Family gatherings are at the heart of most people’s holiday traditions.  We may arrive wearing that distinctive reindeer sweater Mee […]
November 24, 2014
National Family Caregiver Month Home Instead Senior Care

Happy Family Caregiver Month!

November is National Family Caregiver Month! More than 65 million people—that’s more than one quarter of the U.S. population—are the caregivers for a family member who […]
November 5, 2014
Lewy Body Dementia Home Instead Senior Care Baton Rouge

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia may not be a frequent topic of conversation for you.  Many people have never even heard of it, but Lewy body dementia vies […]