1. How Your Brain Changes With Age

    As we grow older, all of our bodies’ systems grow and change with us — including our brains. Increased forgetfulness and other cognitive challenges are often seen as normal age-related changes, and these challenges are not necessarily cause for concern about Alzheimer’s or other diagnosable de…Read More

  2. How To Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Grow Older

    Forgetfulness is not always a symptom of a more serious problem — sometimes it is a perfectly normal, natural part of aging. (For more information on this subject, check out our blog on how to tell the difference between normal age-related memory changes and early symptoms of Alzheimer’s.) But …Read More

  3. Alzheimer’s or Just Aging? Recognizing 5 Early Symptoms of Dementia

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects nearly six million people across America, most of them above the age of 65. This poses a unique challenge for anyone watching for the onset of AD, since many of its earliest symptoms are just exaggerated versions of what naturally occurs as the body ages.…Read More

  4. Great Brain-Boosting Activities for Seniors

    One of the most important aspects of elder care is keeping the patient's mind active and engaged. The brain is a muscle, and just like the rest of our muscles, it needs to be exercised regularly to help it stay strong. This can be especially true for senior patients. That's because as we get older, …Read More

  5. Essential Qualities of an In-Home Caregiver

    When you hire someone to provide your elderly loved one with in-home care, you want to do everything to ensure that they are the right match for your needs. Even if they have the right qualifications, not everyone will have the right qualities to make them an excellent in-home health aide for the el…Read More

  6. When to Consider Hospice Care

    At the end of a long battle with a serious illness, you or your loved one may be struggling to live life. This difficult and sad time is made more stressful by trying to decide the best option for care. One option in the last stages of life that can empower patients is hospice care. Hospice is a way…Read More

  7. Tips for Communicating with Your Elderly Parent

    For many people, caring for their elderly parents is a great challenge. Even if you have a wonderful connection with your parents, the nature of your rapport changes as you both get older, and it can be difficult to navigate the changing landscape of your relationship. Not only do you need to take o…Read More