Entries by Linn Possell

Making A Senior Living Community Feel Like Home

Transitioning to a new senior living community can be difficult for everyone involved in caring for someone with dementia. Plans and arrangements take a lot of time and effort to make, so when it’s finally moving day, there can be quite a few emotions involved. While moving your loved one to a community can be […]

Oral Care and Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be very involved. One aspect of health that can easily be overlooked is oral care. This aspect of a senior’s health is important to keep up with consistently so that other health issues do not develop as a result of neglect. An abscess in the mouth can lead to […]

Benefits Of Gardening For Dementia

It is well known that spending time outside has many positive effects for the human body and brain. Even as children, we are encouraged to spend as much time outside as possible. In today’s age, it is just as important to make sure we are getting an adequate amount of time outdoors. Being outdoors can […]

Financial Assistance Options For Dementia Caregivers

Caring for an individual with dementia can be costly. Costs are magnified by the location in which the individual receives assistance and as one’s condition progresses. Unfortunately bills do not stop, and neither do a person’s needs. Some caregivers take on additional costs that they may not have planned for, or are unable to cover […]

5 Games For Dementia Sufferers

Games are a great way to socialize with other people. Games also stimulate the mind. This kind of exercise is ideal for people with dementia as some research has shown it can slow the deterioration of cognitive abilities. Below are five types of games that are especially well suited for loved ones with dementia. 1) […]

Home Care for the Elderly

Oftentimes, senior citizens who are suffering from dementia, need the assistance of another person to maintain a normal quality of life. Family caregiving is a noble pursuit, however, it can also cause significant social and economic tolls for family caregivers. If family care is no longer an option, you or someone you know may want […]

The Vegan Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of memory and other cognitive functions. More elderly individuals die from this disease than any other. Two common characteristics of this disease are the formation of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain. The vegan or plant-based diet, is characterized by eating foods […]

Great Reads for Dementia Patients

One activity that can easily fill time is reading. There are many books that appeal to people who have dementia or who may be in the late stages of dementia. This list of books includes stories that are more easy to comprehend for seniors. Here is a list of good books to read for leisure. […]

The Best Books For Caregivers

One way for caregivers to grow in their profession is to become more knowledgeable. It is likely that if someone in your family, or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you have many questions. A lot of reading material exists that can guide you and help you with a variety of topics. […]

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

If you are a caregiver, you know how stressful and time consuming caring for someone with dementia can be. It easy very easy to put your own needs and wants to the side in order to make room for all the other things that need to be done. One thing to remember is that taking […]