1. Providing Mental Health Support for Your Senior Loved One

    Seniors have special needs, and their mental health is no exception. Taking special consideration for emotional health is not limited solely to elderly individuals with existing mental health conditions. Senior citizens are at particular risk for developing depression and anxiety, and these illnesse…Read More

  2. Advice for New Parents of Children With Down Syndrome

    When you discover that your child has down syndrome, whether prenatally or after they are born, it can be overwhelming. You must adjust to a new understanding of who your child will be and what their life will look like. You will adjust to this new reality in your own way — there is no “right”…Read More

  3. Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

    Life doesn’t turn out exactly how it should all the time. Ideally, we would all live close enough to our aging parents and grandparents to help them, but things change. You may have gotten a job in a far away place, or your partner or immediate family’s needs took you away from your hometown. Re…Read More

  4. Transitioning from Hospital to Home: What You Need to Know

    If you have recently found out that your loved one is ready to be released from the hospital, you may be feeling a variety of emotions. You may feel happy and relieved, yet you may also feel anxious and fearful of what may happen. Depending on the nature of their condition and the state of their hea…Read More

  5. How to Better Communicate When Your Loved One Has Dementia

    Dementia is a difficult diagnosis to deal with. Whether it’s your family member, a close friend, or a patient, it’s a painful and challenging disease to cope with. While watching someone that you care about struggle with dementia is difficult, it’s crucial that you understand how to best commu…Read More

  6. How Long-Term Nursing Home Care Effects the Elderly

    When it comes to caring for the elderly, nursing homes have long been the “best” option for people to take advantage of. While this has been the case in the past, there are far better options for your loved ones, and one of them is in-home healthcare. There are countless ways that the elderly be…Read More

  7. National Feeding Tube Awareness Week® 2019 is February 4-8

    This February 4th through the 8th, the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is celebrating its eighth annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®. More than half a million Americans rely on feeding tubes for their nutrition, and this number is only growing. Many people are under the impression that feeding tu…Read More

  8. What Can We Do About The Loneliness Epidemic for Seniors?

    Despite the fact that we are more interconnected than ever, U.S. rates of loneliness have doubled over the last 50 years. Given the loneliness that is pervasive through all age groups, it’s probably not a surprise that the senior population is especially affected by this epidemic. Why Are Seniors …Read More

  9. Tips for Traveling With Your Child With Autism

    This is an enormously popular time of year for travel, but it isn’t so easy for many families. If your child is on the autism spectrum, it might be difficult for you to imagine taking a vacation anywhere. After all, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) thrive when they have schedules, and di…Read More

  10. Is It Safe to Travel With My Loved One With Dementia?

    This year is anticipated to be the busiest travel season ever, which means that you may be making plans to go out of town for the holidays yourself. If you are the caregiver of a loved one with dementia, you may be wondering whether or not you should be taking them with you on your journey. This is …Read More