What is Ambiguous Loss?

June 18, 2022

Ambiguous loss is related to both absence and presence. In some cases, the body is present, but as is common with dementia, psychologically and emotionally a person seems absent or changed. In other cases, the body is absent (as in missing) but mentally, the person is still very much present to the loved one. It is common that others may not recognize the loss you are experiencing, or acknowledge that grieving is ongoing for you ...

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What Is Hospice Care, and How Can It Help You and Your Senior Loved One?

March 7, 2022

What Is Hospice Care, and How Can It Help You and Your Senior Loved One?

There comes a point in everyone’s life when their time on earth draws to a close. People, like all living things, die. The difference with us, however, is that we have ways to make that transition easier for those who are on the verge of it and for their loved ones. One of the most important ways we do that is through hospice care. This Article Will Discuss:  hide  1 What Is Palliative Care ...

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Exercise for Seniors: Good for the Body and Great for the Psyche!

March 2, 2022

Most of us know that regular movement and exercise is good for us, no matter what our age. But more and more research is showing that staying physically active as a senior is especially important. Regular exercise for seniors does more than just keep or build muscle; it can improve flexibility, balance, mood and more; even seniors who moderately exercise on a regular basis can see these improvements. So, if there’s a senior in ...

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What Is Respite Care, and How Can the Benefits Help You Help Others?

March 1, 2022

Being a caregiver to a senior loved one or friend is an important, rewarding, and often exhausting responsibility, one that often leaves families overwhelmed and individuals experiencing caregiver burnout. When the demands of senior care become too much, respite care can be a possible answer. [lwptoc] Respite care is a short-term break, a time of relief from the duties of care, often provided by professionals who know the value of this service. Scheduled time away ...

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Traveling with a Senior? Check Out These Tips to Keep It Safe and Fun

February 28, 2022

Before you know it, spring weather will be here, and for many of us, it will be a chance to get out of our homes, our neighborhoods, and our towns and do some traveling. [lwptoc] If you’ve got a trip in your future, and you’ll be traveling with a senior, there are some considerations to make that can mean a safer and more enjoyable time, particularly if you’ll be traveling with a ...

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What Is Dementia and How Can Dementia Home Care Help You and Your Loved One in San Francisco North Bay?

January 27, 2022

Dementia is a condition that affects more than 55 million people worldwide. It is important not just to understand causes and symptoms but to help those living with it manage the disease and move through life as independently as possible for as long as possible. Let’s look at some common questions and how dementia home care can help. What is Dementia? Dementia is actually not a disease in and of itself but, rather, a ...

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What Should You Look for in a Qualified Senior Care Advisor in San Francisco North Bay?

January 27, 2022

When a family decides it might be time to seek the services of a senior care advisor, it often comes after much thought and consideration. If an elderly loved one has been self-sufficient but starts to require more help to manage daily tasks, it can be a stressful and uncertain time for all involved. That’s why, once the decision has been made to rely on a certified senior care advisor, it’s important to ...

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How to Help Seniors with Depression in San Francisco North Bay: Some Important Information and Advice

January 27, 2022

Sadness is a normal emotion, and everyone has felt it. But when it dominates all other feelings, when it increases in intensity and lasts longer than a few weeks, a person might be suffering from depression. Depression in seniors is not uncommon, though it's important to note that it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. In fact, studies have shown that in general, seniors tend to be more satisfied with life as ...

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How to Help Seniors with Depression: Some Important Information and Advice

January 26, 2022

Sadness is a normal emotion, and everyone has felt it. But when it dominates all other feelings, when it increases in intensity and lasts longer than a few weeks, a person might be suffering from depression. Depression in seniors is not uncommon, though it's important to note that it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. In fact, studies have shown that in general, seniors tend to be more satisfied with life as ...

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What Is Dementia and How Can Dementia Home Care Help You and Your Loved One?

January 25, 2022

What Is Dementia and How Can Dementia Home Care Help You and Your Loved One?

Dementia is a condition that affects more than 55 million people worldwide. It is important not just to understand causes and symptoms but to help those living with it manage the disease and move through life as independently as possible for as long as possible. Let’s look at some common questions and how dementia home care can help. What is Dementia? Dementia is actually not a disease in and of itself but, rather, a ...

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