When I arrived, Dad was still in the neurological unit of the hospital. He had a left hip replacement after he fell and broke his hip. At some point, he also suffered a stroke that took away the use of his left arm. I had just driven my 2 cockapoos and my cat 800 miles to get to … [Read more...] about One Daughter’s Story: And Why She is Glad She Uprooted Her Life
Holiday meals can be both wonderful and hectic. Honoring a loved one’s need for quiet as well as connection is key for success. “Sometimes the chaos of the day is too much for someone with physical or cognitive issues,” says Becky Beanblossom, former president of Home Instead … [Read more...] about Give Your Loved One Some Space (and that includes the holidays)
Asking an older adult what kind of assistance they would like goes a long way in increasing their comfort and reducing frustration. Simple acts such as offering a blanket or sweater can make a huge difference in the comfort of an older adult. It is important you don't rush older … [Read more...] about Simple Acts Of Comfort Go A Long Way
We are taught many lessons in life, but an important one seems to fall through the cracks — how to deal with a loved one suffering from memory issues. So, what steps should you take when your loved one is developing memory problems? Who do you turn to? Courtney Whitaker, former … [Read more...] about Is Your Loved One Losing Their Memory?
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, these tips from the Alzheimer’s Association can help you make holiday family gatherings a success for your visitors and your loved one. Prepare your loved one for the family gatheringPreparing your loved one … [Read more...] about Help Your Loved One Prepare For The Holidays