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 […]
October 28, 2014
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Delusions and Hallucinations: 4 Coping Tips

Delusions and hallucinations are not uncommon in people who have dementia, but that does not mean they are easy to handle.  It is unnerving when someone […]
October 22, 2014
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Refusing Baths In Alzheimer’s

Refusing baths is all-too-common behavior among folks who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  A forceful or angry “no” is a daunting challenge for family caregivers! Having […]
October 15, 2014
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Holiday Stress Live Chat

Holiday stress is a reality for most people in our frazzled and frantic society. Ordinary everyday life can seem just too much to bear on any […]
September 19, 2014
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Tips for When Aging Parents Refuse Help

When aging parents refuse help, adult children’s frustration boils over. “My parents absolutely refuse help!  Why are they so hard-headed?” “Why does my father always say […]
August 27, 2014
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Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s

When you are talking to children about Alzheimer’s disease, where do you start?  Broaching the subject with kids and teens can be a scary proposition, but […]
August 19, 2014
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The 40-70 Rule Talking with Aging Parents

The 40-70 Rule?  It’s a concept to help adult children have “the talk” with their parents about difficult choices they will encounter as they age. The […]
June 13, 2014
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Hurricane Preparedness for Seniors

Hurricane preparedness for seniors here in southern Louisiana is critical.  Of course being ready for hurricane season is important for anyone living in this part of […]
April 28, 2014

Dementia Apps

“There’s an app for that!”–even when it comes to helping people with dementia. In the post “Five Good Apps for Dementia Sufferers,” Will Green lists his […]