It’s the holiday season and of course, we’re all looking to find the perfect gift for a loved one. But who needs another ugly sweater? If you have a loved one living in a nursing home or receiving assisted living care, you can let them know how much you care with a few thoughtful items that will not only keep them engaged and entertained, but can help them stay connected with friends and family who are far away.
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.
Part of Growing Bolder’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to believe that it’s never too late to put their health first, to pursue their passions, to chase their dreams and to prove that it’s not about age; it’s about attitude. And it seems other have adopted that mission as well.
While researchers focus on disease prevention, facilities across America are working to help families cope with their sudden caregiving needs — and showing that while Alzheimer’s can be devastating to everyone involved, there is always hope.
The look on 92-year-old Millie Martin’s face when she meets baby Penelope is enough to bring a smile to your face and tears to your eyes.
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.