LivWell Seniors Blog


Caregiving, Remember to Stop and Enjoy the Little Things!

| Administrator

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.

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Back To School

| Administrator

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.

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Alzheimer's Disease - Part 2

| Administrator

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.

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Safe Travels

| Monte Schwartz

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.

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Memories in the Making

| Monte Schwartz

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.

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2017 Torch Award Recipient

| Administrator

LivWell Seniors is being recognized for the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics! Press release from the BBB.

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Pass the broccoli, please.

| Monte Schwartz

“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.

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Love is in the Air

| Monte Schwartz

​“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller

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The Holidays and Alzheimer's

| Monte Schwartz

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.

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Happy Holidays

| Monte Schwartz

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.

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Let the Good Times Roll!

| Monte Schwartz

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).

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