Caregiver Depression? Try This

If caregiving has you feeling overwhelmed or stressed you to the point you think you may actually be depressed, you’re not alone. As Cy Sarah, a participant in our Caregiver Stress Relief  online community said, “When I get overwhelmed, it’s because I’m not taking time for myself, so I’m learning to build time into the […]

Caring for an ailing family member can be a thankless act of love. Here’s how to avoid burnout

Bobbie Orsi, a 61-year-old nurse and director of community relations at Home Instead in Pittsfield, Mass., is responsible for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease, her 84-year-old mother and her aunt living in a skilled nursing facility. Orsi is often juggling her needs with theirs: always having her husband’s pill box full, but sometimes forgetting to […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Knowing the difference makes a difference

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101: The Difference and Why it Matters Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often spoken about interchangeably, but they are not the same condition. During Dementia Awareness Week, we want to share the different types of dementia and the warning signs. Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia is a general term that describes a wide […]

Summer Foods with Surprising Health Benefits

The days are getting warmer and longer, inspiring people to host backyard barbecues and midday picnics. Even if your elderly loved one isn’t able to take part in traditions like cookouts or bustling holiday parties, you can use food to help them feel connected to seasonal celebrations. Many popular warm-weather foods are nutritionally dense, offering […]

Dementia Family Caregiver Conference 2017

Family caregivers are invited to a day long conference focusing on the many facets of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Alzheimer’s Association and Seniors Blue Book have convened local experts, motivational speakers and professional caregivers to present resources aimed at solving challenges and answering questions. As the number of individuals and families touched by dementia continues to increase dramatically, […]