The Basics of Hoarding and What You Can Do

November 1, 2023

Hoarding For people who hoard they don’t think it is a big deal, they think they are holding on to the most valuable item in the world and others may view the items as worthless. Hoarders have difficulty parting with possessions which lead to a mass amount of clutter that can affect their living and even work spaces. [Read More...]

Top 3 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

October 30, 2023

Alzheimer's Disease Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s can help in determining whether or not it is necessary to consult with a qualified physician. Here are the top 3 warning signs of Alzheimer’s. 1. Short-term memory loss Someone suffering from Alzheimer’s may have a difficult time remembering information that was just given to them. [Read More...]

Diagnosing Parkinson’s Through Smell

October 21, 2023

You may not recognize her by name, but you’ve probably heard her story. Joy Milne has a remarkably unique talent: uncovering Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her talent came to light when she sensed what she describes as an “overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell” in her husband of ten years. [Read More...]

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

October 6, 2023

If you are feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing homecare for aging parents is probably one of the most complex roles we can hold: extremely worthwhile on the one hand, while at the same time discouraging and ever-evolving, regularly leading to feelings of uncertainty about whether we’re up to the challenge and providing the best possible care. [Read More...]

Aging Parents Who Expect Too Much: Try These Tips

April 30, 2023

In an ideal world, we could perfectly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, staying with a routine that met the needs of our aging parents, while enabling the time needed to take care of our wide variety of other responsibilities. But needless to say, life doesn’t adhere to our desired script, and contradicting needs are common when caring for senior loved ones. [Read More...]

6 Tips When Your Aging Parent Refuses Help

April 17, 2023

Are you struggling with an aging parent who is refusing to get help in the home?  Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated?  You are not alone.  As our parents age, they may find it more difficult to manage their daily activities and maintain their independence. [Read More...]

3 Key Ways to Reduce Caregiving Stress

April 16, 2023

Stress is unavoidable, and in fact, not always a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” Yet particularly for family caregivers, the amount of stress can rapidly increase and become frustrating, and if not handled well, result in significant health problems. [Read More...]