A woman knows how to better advocate for a senior parent by accompanying her to her doctor’s appointment.

Four Important Ways to Better Advocate for a Senior Parent

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Serving as an advocate for a senior parent is perhaps one of the greatest honors—and responsibilities—you’ll have as a family caregiver. 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
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Modifications for a Wheelchair-Friendly Home

Home is our sanctuary; it’s where we feel most comfortable, even during the more trying times in our lives. That’s why so many older adults are choosing to age in place in the comfort of home. Read More

Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is life-changing, and it’s crucial for someone receiving this diagnosis to have a strong network of support. When a family member is undergoing cancer treatment, you might not be sure how to help them while maintaining appropriate boundaries. 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
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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

How to Stay Aware of Mental Health Concerns in Seniors

The isolation and fear that COVID-19 has brought about has had an enormous impact on the mental health and wellbeing of older adults. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, nearly 50% of the older adults surveyed shared that their stress and worry level has adversely affected their own health. Read More

Use the SMILE Technique When Facing Caregiving Difficulties

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself like this: You’ve spent most of your life providing care for and assisting others – as a parent, in your career, by volunteering in your community, and as a grandparent. Read More