Entries by Linn Possell

Reducing The Risk Of Dementia

While there is no formula to follow to make sure you or a loved one is not diagnosed with dementia, there are several steps you might take to reduce the risk. Because dementia is triggered by a decline in brain function, each of these areas inadvertently are related to brain function.  1. Be physically active […]

Tips For Talking About The COVID-19 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 Vaccine becomes more readily available, it is more likely that you or a loved one will schedule an appointment to get one. While it is not required, it is highly suggested that elderly with underlying health conditions receive the vaccine. This includes many seniors who are diagnosed with dementia. As the time […]

At Home Activities & Games For Seniors

In the last few months (actually the last year), many people have been forced to spend more time at home. While this is not all bad, it can become mundane or boring. Even though you or a loved one may be stuck at home, there are still plenty of things to do to keep your […]

Preventing Dehydration For Seniors

Dehydration can be a serious issue, especially for seniors. The simplest way to identify and prevent dehydration in seniors is to watch if you are feeling thirsty. It is important to respond to your feeling of thirst when it appears. Keep a water bottle nearby and take a swig whenever thirst strikes. Better yet: Try […]

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccinations

It may have been more than a year since you have been able to see someone you love. The elderly community, particularly those in facilities, have been greatly affected by the global pandemic. Many facilities have had no guests through their front doors since March of 2020. Now, with vaccines becoming available, it seems as […]

Ideas For Seniors To Stay Active During The Winter

In the cold months of the year, when going outside is not as much of an option, people may find it difficult to get adequate exercise. Thinking of outdoor activities can be challenging, but it is still possible to stay active, even when it’s snowing! Older adults shouldn’t let the winter months turn them into […]

Skilled Nurses Living vs Assisted Living Facilities

Selecting the right residential environment for a senior that you love can be very involved. With so many residential types, fee structures, and potential benefits, finding the right place can quickly become a discouraging and confusing process. It is important to continue to research and learn as much as you can about what place is […]

Geriatric Care Managers for Dementia Patients

As you and your loved one begin to navigate caregiving for someone with dementia, it may become very overwhelming. There are many plans that have to be in place and sometimes it is difficult to even know where to begin. One person who can help with this process is a Geriatric Care Manager. This individual […]

Dementia & Communication Improvement Techniques

Dementia is not an easy thing to deal with. Many times diagnoses are unexpected and this can make it difficult for families to handle. When we take the time to adapt to our new situation, it can make life a lot more enjoyable and pleasant. Below are listed 10 steps you can take when communicating […]

Tips For Caregivers During the Holidays

While the holidays are a great time to spend time with those we love, when celebrations, special events, or holidays include many people, this can cause confusion and anxiety for a person with dementia. He or she may find some situations easier and more pleasurable than others. The tips below can help you and the […]