Blog & Resources

How to Stay Mentally Well During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With social distancing in full effect, older adults are encouraged to maintain their distance from others. But this can have a major impact on your quality of life. It's essential ...

Technology and Dementia

As dementia advances, the difficulties grow and combine until perceived dangers and threats lurk everywhere. Home and outdoors are both less safe. Confusion worsens. And then pictu...

Caregiver Depression

Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia is often physically and emotionally stressful. In your effort to provide the best care possible, you might ne...

The Aging Brain and Memory

As we get older, almost all of us will notice a decline in our memory abilities. Most of us are able to cope with occasional memory slips and even joke about them. When scientists ...

Common Fears & Emotions of Family Caregivers

Becoming a family caregiver can happen suddenly or gradually. It is often a role that life does not prepare you for. Many family caregivers who have an aging or sick loved one are ...

Great Tips to Manage Your "To-Do" List

Face it, we all have a lot to do. On any given day, our to-do lists include:   Work responsibilities Home responsibilities School schedules and activities Errands Phone calls   How...

Learning to Say "No" for Your Emotional Health & Well-Being

As caregivers it's hard to say no to the people we have always said yes to. Learning to say no, and to take good care of our own  emotional well-being, takes practice.   While man...

Piecing Together an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

We've all heard about the dangers of inflammation in the body and how important an Anti-Inflammatory Diet might be. But how do the pieces of an anti-inflammatory diet fit together?...

Kick-Start Your Wellness in 2020

Are you ready to kick-start your wellness in 2020? What does wellness look like to you? Is it kicking sugar to the curb? Exercising more? Losing weight? Living a less toxic life? W...

Caregiving and the Importance of Accepting Help

Caregiving and the Importance of Accepting Help Caregiving demands a lot from those who have assumed the role for an aging loved one. Nobody is ever really prepared for what comes ...

Family Caregiving and Self Care

Family Caregiving and Self-Care As family caregivers, we pour our energy in caring for our aging loved one. This time commitment often leads us to neglect ourselves. This is becaus...

Caregiver Strategies to Avoid Frustration in Loved Ones

Caregiver Strategies to Avoid Frustration in Loved Ones Caring for a loved one with a degenerative neurological disorder comes with unexpected challenges. One of these challenges c...

Caregiver Burnout & How To Prevent It

What is Caregiver Burnout & How Do I Prevent It? If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re...

How to Talk With Your Parent About Assisted Living

It's not an easy conversation to have, but most of us eventually have to talk to our parents about assisted living. I've found that it is the rare older adult that embraces the dec...

Why I Started Coaching for Caregivers

I think one of the hardest things I’ve ever done was to find the proper balance between managing my career with my growing family. As women, we try to do it all and most of us are ...

I Was a Child Caregiver

I remember coming home from school soon after I turned 12 years old, and finding my mom lying in bed, covered in sweat, writhing in her sleep, and moaning. The room was dark and I ...

Managing the Emotions of Caregiving

Did you know one of the most difficult skills an Alzheimer’s caregiver has to learn is how to become a Juggler? Although you and I can’t see the various balls they’re constantly tr...

All Is Not Lost ~ Ways to Reconnect With Your Loved One

When I arrived at Ed’s house, it was only two in the afternoon and Ed was just sitting there in his wheelchair, eyes closed and in complete and total silence. His paid caregiver sa...

Mom, We Need To Talk

It’s not easy to sit down with your mom to have the talk. No, not the talk she had with you when you were young and horribly embarrassed because she insisted on having a chat about...

If You Can't Keep Your Promise ~ The Nursing Home Decision

All of us make promises to those we love and some of our promises can span the course of a lifetime. There are promises we keep, and promises that as the years go by, we have no ch...