10 Signs of Kidney Disease

Many people who have chronic kidney disease don’t know it, because the early signs can be very subtle. It can take many years to go from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to kidney failure.  What Causes Kidney Disease? Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease. These conditions cause about 70 percent […]

How to Cope with Sundowning: Tips from Family Caregivers

Sundowning is a phenomenon in which individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia experience increased confusion and behavioral problems during the late afternoon and evening due to a disruption in their sleep-wake cycle. Not all patients suffer from sundowner’s syndrome, but it is estimated that around 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s are affected. […]

Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps

In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help, but what caregivers often need most is sound advice, regular respite and an extra set of hands. Friends may scatter when one becomes the primary […]