A man exhibiting the signs of SAD looks forlornly out the window and offers a halfhearted wave.

The Signs of SAD and How Home Health Care Can Help

The holiday season is often a joyful time filled with festivities, family gatherings, and celebrations. However, for some, the fall and winter months can bring about a sense of sadness and despair, leading to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read More
: The adult child of a senior wraps her arm around him as they discuss the behavioral changes caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Behavioral Changes Caused by a Traumatic Brain Injury

While there are many different types of brain injuries, there are behavioral changes expected no matter what type of brain injury occurs. Certain problematic behaviors may be more or less likely depending on the location and extent of the trauma, but your loved one might demonstrate one or more of these behaviors throughout TBI recovery, regardless of the specifics of the injury. Read More
A cartoon man is investigating the traumatic brain injury symptoms in someone’s head.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms for Varying Parts of the Brain

The brain is undoubtedly the most complex and integral part of the body, controlling everything from major heart functions to breathing. It operates behind the scenes, making sure we stay alive, and, in the foreground as the home of our awareness. Read More
Two older women who are benefiting from laughter in dementia care.

The Role of Joy and Laughter in Dementia Care

Providing care for someone you love with dementia is definitely nothing to laugh about. However, research is increasingly pointing towards the benefits of laughter in dementia care, and adding humor may be just what the doctor ordered to boost well-being for a loved one. Read More
Older adult woman providing support for her mother who is experiencing vision changes in Alzheimer’s.

Seeing the World Differently: Exploring Vision Changes in Alzheimer’s

The complex steps necessary to make it possible for us to use our sense of vision are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can take transmitted details from the world around us, translate that data based upon input from our other senses, thoughts, and experiences, and then develop an understanding of that information to help make us aware of what we are seeing. Read More

Simplify the Season: Managing Caring for Older Loved Ones During the Holidays

The holidays are an ideal time to spend time with friends and family members, but it’s rarely considered a relaxing time of year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to social gatherings to family gatherings, can be incredibly stressful, and when you are caring for older loved ones, your own tasks can fall by the wayside. Read More
Man behind locked door

How to Keep Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s From Wandering

Of the many effects of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most alarming is the individual’s tendency for wandering and the potential dangers that can arise if the senior becomes disoriented or lost. Read More
happy mature daughter hugging her senior mother

Nonverbal Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Communication with a senior trying to cope with all the struggles of Alzheimer’s, particularly in the middle and later stages, is often frustrating – both for you as well as for your loved one. Read More

Learn How Family Therapy Can Help Family Caregivers

Although everyone loves to reach significant milestones in their life, even if those milestones aren’t negative, they can cause stress. Losing a job. Starting a new job. Getting married. Having children. Read More

Top Tips for Making the Most of Doctor Appointments

We’ve all walked into the doctor’s office and felt overwhelmed at the mass of patients also waiting to be seen, wondering how long it would be before it was our turn, and just how much quality time we might be able to have with the medical professional once we were seen. Read More