4 Tips for Managing Depression in a Loved One with Dementia

As any veteran caregiver can attest to, dementia has a nasty way of making a difficult situation even more challenging. So, when you combine dementia and depression together in a single elderly loved one, it can be especially hard for a concerned family member to know how to make things […] Read more »

Myths of Aging

Many of us grew up hearing and seeing things that didn’t make old age a very exciting time in life to look forward to. Perhaps we had older relatives who were “old before their time” or were “stuck in their ways.” Fortunately, times have changed and today’s seniors are healthier, […] Read more »

The Promising New Surgery for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

If the human brain is a subway, then the issues caused by Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are damaged tracks and broken down trains preventing neurological “commuters” from carrying their messages throughout the body. As with any type of travel congestion, such interruptions have a snowball effect, according to Paul Larson, M.D., […] Read more »

Spending Down to Medicaid Doesn’t Have to Impoverish Both Spouses

One of the biggest worries of a married couple where one spouse needs to go into a nursing home is that the spouse who is still at home will become impoverished in order to pay their partner’s bills. While it is true that the nursing home spouse may not have […] Read more »

Senior Living Expert Panel: Top 6 Predictions for 2014

1. Technology in Senior Living and Healthcare From wearable sensors, which can help with fall prevention and chronic disease management, to wireless communication and alert systems, technology is already revolutionizing senior care as we know it, and the trend is poised to continue. “Very soon, we’re going to find ourselves serving a […] Read more »

Seven Fun Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia need activities, stimulation and exercise. While keeping busy won’t necessarily alleviate symptoms or stave off the progression of this deadly disease, it can help ward off depression and vastly improve the quality of life of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s. What activities can […] Read more »

Veteran Financial Aid for Long-term Care and Home Healthcare

Over 1.5 million wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars a years in VA pensions to help pay for long-term care such as assisted living, nursing home and home care. The pensions are called “Aid and Attendance” and “Housebound.” Many are not getting the benefits they are […] Read more »