Halloween Safety Tips When a Family Member Has Alzheimer’s

When a senior has Alzheimer’s disease, safety and security are always concerns for family caregivers. From wandering to falls, people with dementia face many challenges. One safety concern occurs every … Continue reading “Halloween Safety Tips When a Family Member Has Alzheimer’s”

What’s Next After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can leave a senior and their family reeling. While it isn’t usually unexpected, having official confirmation is nonetheless difficult. After you take time to process the … Continue reading “What’s Next After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?”

Nursing Homes Try to Calm Dementia Patients Without Powerful Drugs

Diane Schoenfeld comes every Friday to the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley, Calif. to spend time with her aunt, Lillie Manger. “Hi Aunt Lill!” she says, squatting down next … Continue reading “Nursing Homes Try to Calm Dementia Patients Without Powerful Drugs”

How to Simplify Your Search for Senior Housing

Moving a loved one into a retirement community can be confusing and time consuming, but with planning and foresight, you can simplify the process. Level of Care The communities you … Continue reading “How to Simplify Your Search for Senior Housing”