A Caregiver’s Guide to Restful Sleep

When you’re a caregiver, you have twice as many reasons to get enough sleep. You and the one you care for both need you to be well-rested. However, that’s easier […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters

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Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association San Fernando Valley Office If you notice any of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment […]

It Takes a Village to Honor the Elderly

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When we become parents, we childproof our homes to ensure a level of comfort for not only the child but the family as well. Routinely assessing and responding to the […]

The Little Pink Suitcase

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My mom had a set of pink suitcases that she used for travel. Why pink? Because it was easy to spot when most luggage in black, blue and brown. My […]

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Caregiver burnout occurs when an individual reaches a state of mental, emotional and/or physical exhaustion. It can be associated by a change in attitude from a positive, caring disposition to […]

The Blessing of Grape Tomatoes

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When I used to visit my mom in her assisted living or skilled nursing facility, I always came armed.    Now, before anyone jumps to any conclusions, let me explain…  […]

Entertaining Elderly Loved Ones

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Let’s face it, it is not always easy to be with an elderly loved one who has dementia. Well-meaning interactions can be met with anxiety, anger, and even confusion. With […]