If you need a short break from caregiving during the day or would enjoy a visit from someone, Stephen Ministries is a program in which trained volunteers can visit each week with someone in need of care or encouragement. Sherry White, a Stephen Ministry leader at Middletown … [Read more...] about Caregivers: Find help from Stephen Ministries
The long-term memory of a person with dementia is almost always preserved. When visiting a loved one with dementia, Teal Busteed, therapy program manager at Regis Woods Genesis Rehab Services, suggests... ...playing music from your loved one‘s past or reliving family events. … [Read more...] about Try this on your next visit to a loved one with dementia
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s are terms that are often confused. Dr. Rangaraj Gopalraj Geriatrician with UofL Physicians provides an easy-to-remember explanation: “Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe memory problems that could be caused by a number of … [Read more...] about Two easy tips for caregivers to remember
“Our perception of thirst goes down as we age,” says Dr. Rangaraj Gopalraj, a geriatrician with UofL Physicians. “It is easy, especially for older adults, to dehydrate in the summer months. To avoid dehydration......get an idea of how much loved ones are drinking by filling a … [Read more...] about Is your loved one drinking enough water?
George Goodwin was the caregiver winner in our summer 2014 issue. Read his story on page 37.Do you know a caregiver who deserves some pampering and recognition?Nominate him or her for our Care Package for the Caregiver contest and tell us what makes this person stand out. The … [Read more...] about Nominate a caregiver you know!