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Understanding the Aging Brain

The brain is a complex organ, and like the rest of our bodily organs, it ages over time. When working with aging adults and their families, it is important to understand the basics of brain aging. This can be especially helpful in distinguishing normal brain aging verses abnormal signs of aging. Over time, researchers have…

Mind-Stimulating Activities for Individuals with Dementia

Recent study results strongly support the general belief that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages.

Home: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Canada)

Research reveals that most seniors do want to age at home. Learn more about the issues of aging and what factors may help seniors decide whether to say in their longtime home or choose another place in which to age.

The Evolutions of Aging in Place

Aging in place has evolved over the years thanks to the growth of the home care industry. Learn more about the different types of home care and the care continuum.

The Evolutions of Aging in Place (Canada)

Aging in place has evolved over the years thanks to the growth of the home care industry. Learn more about the different types of home care and the care continuum.

Home: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Plan for Where You Want to Age

Research reveals that most seniors do want to age at home. Learn more about the issues of aging and what factors may help seniors decide whether to say in their longtime home or choose another place in which to age.

20 Ways to Beef Up Your Alzheimer's Knowledge

Like any other day, Jake took a break from his shift at the warehouse to have lunch at the diner around the corner. Sally, the server, had come to know him quite well. She knew, for example, that Jake often took time off work to care for his dad, who had Alzheimer’s disease. “How’s your…

20 Ways to Beef Up Your Alzheimer’s Knowledge - Canada

Like any other day, Jake took a break from his shift at the warehouse to have lunch at the diner around the corner. Sally, the server, had come to know him quite well. She knew, for example, that Jake often took time off work to care for his dad, who had Alzheimer’s disease. “How’s your…

Understanding Symptoms of Alzheimer's - Professional Caregiver Webinar

This webinar will offer a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Understanding Symptoms of Alzheimer's — Professional Caregiver Webinar

This webinar will offer a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The emphasis will be on the care and dignity of the individual to help them live a more fulfilling life. It will also detail a person-centered care approach to help to successfully manage symptoms and positively engage the individual with the disease.

Alzheimer's and Wandering - Professional Caregiver Webinar

Wandering is a significant issue for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, three of five people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. If not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death.

Family Caregiver Support Webinar Series for Professionals

The Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Family Caregiver Support Web Seminar Series features free monthly seminars for senior care professionals on a variety of topics that can help set them apart as experts in their field.

Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups & Where to Find Them(Canada)

When Danae was a child, her dad kept a standing appointment every Saturday at 7 a.m. He met with a small group of friends at a local doughnut shop to have coffee and “solve the world’s problems,” as he put it. Whether he knew it or not, he was participating in a support group. Today,…

Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups and Where to Find the Right One for You

When Danae was a child, her dad kept a standing appointment every Saturday at 7 a.m. He met with a small group of friends at a local donut shop to have coffee and “solve the world’s problems,” as he put it. Whether he knew it or not, he was participating in a support group. Today,…

CBS' Employee Benefits Help Ensure Working Caregivers' Peace of Mind

One of the most valuable employee eldercare benefits offered to working family caregivers at the mass media company CBS could be peace of mind, noted Vice President of Human Resources Specialty Services Michelle Martin.

10 Ways Family Caregivers Can Feel Empowered at Work

Is there a stigma around family caregivers of older adults? Drew Holzapfel from ReACT (Respect a Caregiver’s Time) points out that senior caregiving issues often are not accepted like child-care issues and might even be stigmatized.

Alzheimer's and Wandering - Professional Caregiver Webinar

Learn how Home Instead Senior Care is extending its support to Alzheimer’s education through a new web service designed to help family caregivers locate individuals with a dementia illness who become lost.

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias present unique caregiving challenges. This web seminar offers approaches for how to care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Wandering Tips to Help the Alzheimer's Caregiver(CA)

The common behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease – such as wandering – can be overwhelming for family caregivers. Caring for an individual with a dementia illness such as Alzheimer’s disease is among the most stressful of caregiving situations. Many caregivers lose sleep because they are afraid of what will happen to their loved one who…

Wandering Tips to Help the Alzheimer's Caregiver

The common behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease – such as wandering – can be overwhelming for family caregivers. Caring for an individual with a dementia illness such as Alzheimer’s disease is among the most stressful of caregiving situations. Many caregivers lose sleep because they are afraid of what will happen to their loved one who…

8 Key Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers (Canada)

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis affects the entire family. The patient and his family likely will have many questions. What causes this condition? How will it progress? Where can we get help managing our loved one’s day-to-day life? As a senior care professional, you might deal with these types of questions from seniors and their family members…

8 Key Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis affects the entire family. The patient and his family likely will have many questions. What causes this condition? How will it progress? Where can we get help managing our loved one’s day-to-day life? As a senior care professional, you might deal with these types of questions from seniors and their family members…

Inspiration for Overcoming Caregiver Burnout

If you feel emotionally burned out from caregiving, you’re certainly not alone. Members of our Caregiver Stress online community recently shared their feelings of depression, isolation and being taken advantage of by other family members. Beneath the surface of the expressed burnout, however, a few beacons of hope shone through. Many readers related a need to…

Meet Shannon Muhs, Registered Dietitian

Meet the Sunday Dinner Pledge Program Dietitian, Shannon Muhs

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Senior a Pet-Canadian

Ongoing research seeks to pinpoint the therapeutic benefits of pet ownership (such as reduced blood pressure), but we don’t really need science to tell us about the many ways pets can enhance our lives. They offer a furry shoulder to cry on and unconditional love. They offer amusement and loyal companionship. No wonder over 66…