Talking to Parents with Dementia or Alzheimers

It can be challenging for everyone involved when caring for a parent with a diminished memory. The emotional impact it can have can be devastating. You’ll probably notice their communication capabilities severely dwindle. They might even get extremely agitated during simple conversations. They might not even recognize you or other family members in some cases.…

Reduce Holiday Stress: Tips for Families With Disabled Loved Ones

The holiday season comes with joy, happiness, and sometimes stress. If you have a disabled family member, holiday stress can dampen the most important part of the holiday season— celebrating your family. What causes holiday stress? It’s easy to get caught up in changing schedules, taking on more responsibility, and setting high expectations. Give yourself…

Supporting Social Health This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here again, and while our attention is mostly centered on our significant other, it’s important to remember our family members who might not have anyone this year. Old age and disability can affect how active and social a person is. For disabled adults and seniors with dementia, social and recreational activity becomes…