Alzheimer’s disease and similar types of dementia are on the rise. Approximately 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, but that is anticipated to rise to 16 million in the next 3 decades. While these complex cognitive disorders are daunting to consider, learning about...

In order to be the most effective in taking care of others, you need to take care of yourself. Far too many caregivers, both in the family home and residential assisted living setting are neglecting their own wellness...

Most of us nowadays know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. The loss of memory and cognitive abilities, as well as altered speech and perception, can be a tremendously difficult reality to have to face. Yet, there...

The term “Homeowners Association” can incite strong feelings in some people. Whether seeking to do a simple addition or remodel job or operating a group home for elderly or recovery residents, HOAs can be a frustrating element to navigate. As with most things, knowledge is...

Humanity has never been more connected than it is today. Yet, even as technology has continued to bring us together, ever-increasing isolation and loneliness have grown along with it. Most of us probably realize that addressing loneliness requires more than simply being around others, but...

We set aside the month of November for the observance of National Family Caregivers Month. This gives us the chance to raise awareness of caregiver issues, celebrate their efforts and sacrifice, and inform communities about how to support these wonderful saints. Providing care around the clock...

California (D) senator Anthony J. Portano recently wrote legislation about gun safety in senior living homes. Is this actually an issue or are politicians politicizing senior care? Should industry leaders and caregivers be concerned about guns in assisted living homes at all? Seniors do commit...

Playgrounds aren’t just for kids anymore. As technology continues to deliver everything we need right to our doorstep, the average American is living a more inactive lifestyle. Continuing to move and stay active is vital for health, especially those who are advanced in years. Some...