1. 8 Tips to Help a Memory Challenged Loved One

      8 Tips to Help a Memory Challenged Loved One If a loved one has been diagnosed with a memory problem such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer's disease, you'll probably have to spend a lot of time taking care of them in the beginning. Taking care of a loved one that has memory problem…Read More

  2. Should You Bring Your Own Furniture to an Assisted Living Facility?

    If you're moving to an assisted living facility, you probably have a wealth of questions about your current belongings. It's a good idea to bring your own furniture to your new residence to offer the comfort and feel of home. However, it's likely that you're downsizing to a much more limited space, …Read More

  3. 6 Questions to Ask Staff at an Assisted Living Facility

    6 Questions to Ask Staff at an Assisted Living Facility Assisted Living is a fantastic alternative to a nursing home for long-term senior living. It allows your loved ones to have a sense of independence with most located in a resort-style community. Assisted living staff provides extra social and h…Read More

  4. When Is It Time To Move To Assisted Living?

    It is always easier to determine the right time for a loved one to move into assisted living when a medical condition is present. Things like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease have specific indicators and timelines. Medical professionals can help families understand what to …Read More

  5. What Features to Look For in an Assisted Living Facility

    Selecting the right assisted living facility for yourself or your loved one can seem like an overwhelming job. After all, you want to ensure that the best care is provided and that desired comfort levels are met. Knowing certain features to look for in a facility can help you to narrow down the mani…Read More

  6. How to Talk to Kids about an Elderly Loved One’s Memory Problems

    When a loved one experiences illnesses like Alzheimer's disease and dementia and the manifestations associated with such ailments can be difficult for anyone to bear. The challenges of coping with the changes these maladies bring about may be especially challenging for children who are not yet old e…Read More

  7. The Problem of Depression and Seniors

    Being a senior citizen is becoming harder as families split apart and become more independent in the new economy. There was a time when all families lived together all their lives. The most senior members of the household were respected as sagacious and benevolent. They were usually given the final …Read More

  8. How to Bring Up the Discussion About Assisted Living

    You've noticed that your dad or mom is having difficulty with some of his or her daily activities, such as cooking, dressing, and medication management. But you've been putting off having a conversation about assisted living communities because you're afraid of how your aging loved one might react. …Read More

  9. What is Memory Care?

    Memory care refers to the services provided to individuals with diagnosed memory impairment in a residential facility. Often diagnosed memory loss is due to Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Memory care may be offered in a standalone facility. It is also available as a special care unit in so…Read More