Coping with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is deep sadness felt during the last days of life. This can be experienced by both the dying person and the dying person’s loved ones. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help cope with the grief you feel for someone who is still here....

Communication Styles That Could Divide

There are recurring conversations that aging parents and their adult children may have. And during these conversations, it may seem to the kids that they are speaking with the best of intentions. These talks often result in parents shutting down or telling their kids...

Keeping Independent As Long As Possible

1. Make modifications to the home For seniors living in their own homes, simple modifications can help keep the environment safe. Tripping hazards like loose rugs or slick bathrooms can pose a falling risk. Securing rugs and putting a special bathing chair in the...

Planning Ahead for Legal Matters

While it’s important for everyone to plan for the future. Legal plans are especially vital for a person diagnosed with dementia. Why plan ahead? Early planning allows the person with dementia to be involved and express his or her wishes for future care and decisions....

5 Stages of Alzheimer’s

These 5 stages of Alzheimer’s can help you understand and prepare you for what to expect. Preclinical Alzheimer’s Usually identified only in research settings. You won’t notice symptoms during this stage. This stage of Alzheimer’s can last for...

9 Tips: The Art of Long Distance Caregiving

Caregiving for someone in your own city or home who lives with Alzheimer’s is challenging enough. So how can you manage long-distance caregiving? Here are 9 points to ease your worries and help smoothe the long-distance caring journey. 1. Provide a Cell Phone. Plan on...