Caregiving can be very overwhelming at times, and we have our own things to do when we are not working, so any extra tasks can seem taxing. Just a week ago, I was moving my parents into their new house, they are older, so they cannot not do much physical labor.
LivWell Seniors Blog
It’s August. Time when students are heading back to colleges and universities. That bittersweet time when summer vacation ends and kids head back to schools of various sorts, from pre-school to high school.
Thanks to the Alzheimer's Association workshop in May we learned about the future of Alzheimer's treatment that will hopefully move towards early detection and eventually prevention.
Last month's Alzheimer's Association workshop taught us about the rising numbers that come with living with Alzheimer's in America.
We have worked with many families who at some point have struggled with whether or not to take an elderly loved one on a trip who may not be up for the rigors of travel.
Whether we use our imaginations or not, our ability to do so does not seem to diminish with age. This includes individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
LivWell Seniors is being recognized for the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics! Press release from the BBB.
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”—Mark Twain.
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller
Success in those new year's resolutions.
Alzheimer's can make the holidays stressful for all parties. Try to keep perspective this holiday season. "The real enemy is the disease. Battle the disease and not one another" - Jerry Schroeder, Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter.
The holiday blues affects a number of people this time of year, especially the aging population. Learning to adapt your holiday celebrations for changing circumstances can alleviate these blues and holiday stress for caregivers and elderly relatives alike.
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”—George Bernard Shaw.
Even though the elderly tend to become increasingly isolated over time, their need for socialization is as great as ever (if not all the more so).
Nobody can do it all, and nobody has to go it alone. The best of us need help with any number of things in life; navigating the challenging waters of senior care and living options included.