Family caregivers are stressed. They spend almost half of each month on tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation. Almost all family caregivers help with dressing, personal hygiene and getting in and out of bed. The average...
Many of us enjoy celebrating Easter with our families and loved ones. Do you have a special senior in your life that you have included in your festivities? There are many special ways that you can include your elderly...
Many seniors with dementia still retain long term memory. They associate certain smells, seasons and people with particular holidays. For those who remember the enjoyment of Easter, different activities can help them bring back the joy of past holidays...
Covid and dreary weather keeping you in? Well, maybe you’ve forgotten how to be good to  yourself. Or you have forgotten what fun you can have at home doing activities. Believe it or not,  Legos makes sets for adults...
Mark Andrew, a self-taught musician, a man I have known for seven years, is one of those people who can make everyone he meets feel at ease. He is always there to help his friends in need, even if...
Now that I am sixty-three, I have thoughts based on long ago memories. Some are disturbing, some are wonderful, and some are plain hilarious. Not long ago, my sister, who lives in Chattanooga near me, stopped by for a...
Do you remember when you were a child, and someone made fun of you or called you a name?Do you remember how hurt you were and how you ran home and cried?Now that you are an adult,...
Originating hundreds of years ago in the 4th century, at one time Valentine’s Day had a darker connotation. It later evolved to honor at least one saint and by the 14th century started to become the holiday that we...
We’re all living longer. Are you ready to transition your affairs?  My father-in-law was passionate about estate planning, regularly sharing things he had read. When both of my in-laws received a diagnosis of dementia, it became clear that he had...
In some areas the snow is already falling and seniors are getting ready to enjoy the cold days and early evenings. Outdoor activities take extra care because of extreme changes in weather which can make even walking dangerous. Below...