Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

downsizing and selling personal property

Life transitions often mean that we need to make decisions about what to do with years of accumulated personal property that no longer physically fits our new space, does not fit with our new lifestyle, or that needs to be liquidated to meet financial obligations. It is comforting to know there are professionals who can … Continue reading Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

there are professionals to help you care for aging parents

Hiring an Aging Life Care Professional™  when you need help caring for aging parents is really no different from hiring an attorney for legal needs or a CPA for preparing taxes.  Aging Life Care Professionals guide you through the often complicated maze of long-term care. From determining optimal housing to managing chronic health care issues, the … Continue reading Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

Take a Vacation From Being a Caregiver

caregivers in need of a vacation

When you are responsible for the care of an aging loved one, a summer vacation or weekend getaway may seem impossible or out-of-reach. Questions race through your mind: What happens if mom falls? Who will remind Dad to take his medications? What if there is a storm? You feel overwhelmed and cancel your plans.   … Continue reading Take a Vacation From Being a Caregiver

Dementia and Sexuality

Sex and aging adults, intimacy

Sex and aging adults. It’s the butt of all too many jokes — dirty old men…rigid or sex-starved women…wrinkled bodies…impotence. But as we live longer and social mores evolve, aging adults are becoming more vocal about sexual needs and intimate relationships well past the age of 60. Indeed, sexuality is a core human quality, essential to … Continue reading Dementia and Sexuality

How Aging Adults Can Beat the Heat

heat safety tips for seniors

With temperatures already breaking 100° in parts of the country, the dog days of summer are here and it will only get hotter.  This raises some concern for keeping safe and cool, especially among senior citizens. Aging adults, in particular, may be at higher risk of heat-related maladies as they are less likely to sense … Continue reading How Aging Adults Can Beat the Heat

Talk to Me: Communication and Alzheimer’s

communication memory loss

No matter the level of one’s memory loss, stage of Alzheimer’s disease, or type of dementia, human connection and communication is important to overall well-being. Communication requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. But often, even the most well-trained or educated caregiver gets frustrated or avoids communication altogether. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Aging … Continue reading Talk to Me: Communication and Alzheimer’s

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Aging Adult

traumatic brain injury

According to the Alzheimer’s Association,  research has linked moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia years after the original head injury. TBI affects not only professional athletes but also many older adults as a result of a fall or auto accident.   Find … Continue reading Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Aging Adult

When the Spouse Left Behind Has Dementia…

offering support to someone who has lost a loved one

There are creative and effective ways to help an aging parent, family member, or loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia cope with the loss of their spouse, according to a survey of Aging Life Care Professionals™.  Remembering that there are different stages and types of dementia, making sure the surviving spouse does … Continue reading When the Spouse Left Behind Has Dementia…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's information and support services

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This month, the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) recognizes the work of The Alzheimer’s Association to “uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease.” As the #EndAlz campaign shines the spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease, the ALCA blog will share information and resources to help support caregivers and family members impacted by … Continue reading June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month