Dec 2014

Caregivers and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Most caregivers know first-hand what it means to have chronic fatigue, but did you know there is an actual disease process called “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” or CFS, that is a very serious…

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When Your Loved One Won't Let Go-Tips for Senior Hoarding

If your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a hoarding problem it can be an added stressor for caregivers and other family members. While many material items represent good memories, there…

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Great Activities to Help Facilitate Memories for Those with Alzheimer's Disease

Look through old photo albums together. Point out who you see in the picture and talk about any memories associated with the photo. There are many memory activities you can get involved in with your loved…

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5 Tips for Being an Effective Caregiver

There is no doubt that caregiving is considered a labor of love with much sacrifice, selflessness and giving of time, resources and energy. Although it’s generally acknowledged that taking care…

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are looking for great giver ideas for those with Alzheimer’s disease this holiday season, here are some ideas for a few useful presents your loved one will really appreciate: Create a photo…

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Advantages of Planning to Visit Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease over the Holidays

Visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) over the holidays is a great way to check on your family member to evaluate first-hand any changes in his/her disease process. It is well known…

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Why Evaluate Your Loved One’s Respite Care Service?

If your have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease(AD involved in respite care services, it’s not only important to evaluate the quality of the facility when initially selecting it, it’s…

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Simplifying the Daily Routine for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

As you probably already know, being a caregiver for a loved one with a disease as serious as Alzheimer’s can be a pretty challenging job to say the least. Caregivers must practice patience and tolerance…

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