Ways To Beat Caregiver Stress During The Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous, festive time of year, but they can also be a very stressful time for families. Between the hustle and bustle of preparing for extra company, shopping, and playing host –while also trying to enjoy the experience ourselves — the holiday season can bring upon a lot of stress.  For the […]

Safely Decorating For The Holidays When Your Loved One Is Living With Alzheimer’s

Holiday décor can present challenges if a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, causing a variety of problems ranging from agitation and choking hazards to being frightening for someone with cognitive or memory impairments.  Whether it is for Christmas or for Hanukkah, before you decide to decorate there are many things to take into consideration to […]

Calling Attention To Older Driver Safety During Awareness Week: December 3-7, 2018

From December 3rd through December 7th, 2018, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is calling attention to different aspects of older driver safety. AOTA’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week aims to promote understanding of the barriers older adults face when driving is no longer an option, and to increase awareness of the steps older adults can take to […]

American Diabetes Month: Educating About The “Everyday Reality” Of Diabetes

November is “American Diabetes Month” and this year’s theme is “Everyday Reality.”  Diabetes impacts every part of a person’s life, and the burden of diabetes management is often misunderstood.  Thus, the “Everyday Reality” campaign is intended to demonstrate the everyday reality of diabetes: for those living with diabetes, as well as those caring for someone […]

Tips For Celebrating Thanksgiving With Your Senior Loved Ones

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for family and friends to gather together; to enjoy good food, and spend quality time with one another in a festive atmosphere! This holiday is a favorite for many families, in part due to the authentic traditions that come along with it. However, planning for Thanksgiving can also bring upon […]

Recognizing Home Care Aides During National Home Health Care Month

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During November, the home care community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve during “National Home Health Care Month.” In addition, “Home Care Aide Week” takes place November 12-18, the second full week in November. Home Care Aide Week” celebrates the important contribution that home care […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Educating The Public On The Alzheimer’s Epidemic In The U.S.

Back in November 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. During November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month aims at making the general public more aware of the […]

Superfoods To Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Or Dementia? Separating Myth From Fact

There is still no definite answer as to what causes Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and its risk factors are not completely understood — but researchers have found links between compounds in the foods we eat, and a decreased rate of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In fact, some researchers believe that food and […]

“National Physical Therapy Month” Raises Awareness Of The Many Health Benefits Of PT

Held during October, “National Physical Therapy Month” is celebrated as an annual opportunity to recognize physical therapy’s efforts to “transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” The primary aim of National Physical Therapy Month is to share and spread information related to the benefits of physical therapy as an alternative for long-term pain […]