Fighting Memory Loss

ConsumerLab.com® January 5, 2014 Vitamin E Helps Alzheimer’s Patients — A new study suggests that high-dose vitamin E can help people with Alzheimer’s disease retain their ability to perform activities of daily living (such as dressing) for several months longer than those given placebo, reducing caregiver time. A similar dose […] Read more »

Senior Housing Options

Almost all seniors want to stay in their own homes – it is the reason that home care businesses exist.  However, sometimes it is just no longer possible.  At that point families should take plenty of time to investigate the alternatives, which primarily can be grouped as: Independent Living Communities […] Read more »

Paying For Senior Care

Where to Find Money to Pay for Your Parents’ Care If a sizable nest egg and long-term-care insurance aren’t in the cards, explore these ways to help pay for care. From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, January 2014 Your parents fed you, clothed you and forgave you when you wrecked their car, so lending […] Read more »

Medication Reminders

One of the initial issues that always crops up when we do an assessment for a client and their family is the issue of medication management.  Sometimes there is just no substitute for having a caregiver on site to monitor medication intake (especially in dementia patients) to ensure medication reminders […] Read more »