Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it. She offers her tips for caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s and reveals how to recognize when a caregiver needs a caregiver.
Step inside one of the most unique clubs in the world. All of its members are experiencing some form of early memory impairment and they’re doing something about it. See how they’re learning to celebrate capabilities and learning that even though life may be different, it can still be a wonderful life.
Bethanne Weiss never planned on being a caregiver. Like more than 44 million others in this country, she had no idea what she was in for when she placed her parents into nursing homes. She shares her inspiring story of struggling to make her own health a priority, while, at the same time, she is caring for her aging parents.
When faced with daily — often hourly — demands on their time, emotions and finances, caregivers need to be able to get help and support, but they don’t always require full-time assistance or out-of-home resources. Enter: respite care.
The team at Senior Helpers provides professionally trained companions who can make a real difference in the lives of seniors and their families.
Are you one of the 10 million adult children over the age of 50 caring for an aging parent? Do you know someone who devotes time, money and emotional commitment caring for someone living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or another age-related condition? September is Healthy Aging Month, and while the focus is on the men and women who are getting older — we think it’s just as important to honor and nurture the people who serve as caregivers.
Chances are we all know someone who’s struggled with dementia. A new documentary takes a bittersweet, unapologetic look at the topic many choose to look away from. Could we be looking at our own future?
Joe Fraley says he’s always performed his songs for his mother, and when she started to show symptoms of her Alzheimer’s disease, he noticed that the music seemed to ease her pain. So he brings his guitar on visits to her now, and even when she doesn’t recognize him, she lights up when he starts strumming.
After watching both of her parents die from Alzheimer’s disease, Molly Middleton Meyer knew there had to be a better way to care for people suffering from this horrible disease. She just never imagined that her passion for poetry and creative writing could be the key to opening up the doors of communication with those who’ve lost their voice.
We are drowning in data with expectations to make more complex and faster decisions than ever before. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says this is a really bad habit for our brains. Get his tips for getting out of this trap.