The ins and outs of SSI vs SSDI​​​​​​

SSI vs. SSDI: What Are These Benefits and How Do They Differ? Several benefits programs provide financial assistance to seniors and persons living with disabilities. SSI and SSDI are two of the most common federal programs from the Social Security Administration. What is SSI? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides minimum basic financial assistance to older […]

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 […]

The Importance of Staying Mentally Strong

Our mental health—how we consider the world and our role in it—is every bit as important as our physical health. And just as we must work to stay physically fit, so, too, must we work to keep our minds “in shape.”  Positive thinking. An optimistic outlook. These are great attributes for our well-being. How we […]

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 […]