Making conversation with older relatives can be a challenge. To avoid spending Thanksgiving dinner talking to Grandma and Grandpa about the weather or the food in their assisted living center’s dining room, it might be best to come prepared with a few Thanksgiving conversation starters.
Many people are determined to stay in their homes as they age. But is it safe to do so? As you enjoy your holiday visits this year, watch for these signs that it might be time to call in some help or even to re-evaluate a loved one’s living arrangements.
Every Friday morning, Laurie makes the 45-minute trip to visit her mother in the nursing home, where she has lived since suffering a stroke several months ago. Laurie loves her mom. But lately, the hours she spends with her seem to drag on with uncomfortable periods of silence. She struggles to find ways to fill […]
Friday, March 20, is the first day of spring. And while the flowers aren’t blooming just yet, there are places close to home where you can find the best of the season. From brightly colored blossoms to newborn animals, you don’t have to go far to find, and enjoy, spring. 1. Flower, Flowers Everywhere The […]
Chicken soup and hot tea are known to treat winter’s most common ailments. But there is one epidemic that can’t be treated with these home remedies – cabin fever. The dark, cold days of winter can become downright boring, especially for those who cannot easily get out of the house. But there are ways to […]
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Now, there’s an app for that. A new app, available free for iPad and other Apple products, brings the arts into the home for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic disorders. For caregivers and family members, the app helps to foster a sense of connection with […]
Autumn is truly a season for all of the senses. The sight of the brightly colored leaves, the smell of apple cider and the crunch of leaves under your feet all add to the magic of this time of year. Now, before winter beckons us indoors, is the time to get out and enjoy the […]