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074: Art Therapy and Dementia

074: Art Therapy and Dementia

Do you have a spouse or loved one who has dementia? Hearing them say “I love you” or share a memory is something that every caregiver hopes for. And in those rare instances, it truly gives a renewed sense of purpose in life. Unfortunately, often, after being diagnosed with dementia, patients are prescribed drugs that, in some cases, cause depression…

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073: Fading Memories

073: Fading Memories

Often, we see caregiving responsibilities fall to family members who are learning as they go. And for people with dementia, even more, challenges are presented. Meet Jennifer Fink, producer and host of Fading Memories Podcast, a show dedicated to helping Alzheimer’s caregivers navigate their journey. After experiencing the difficulties of being a caregiver for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s, Jennifer…

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Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

As you and your loved ones age, you might wonder what are the available options for housing for seniors, and what is the right fit? The good news is that there are several broad options for senior housing and within each option is a spectrum of smaller options to best meet your needs. We will break each housing option down…

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062: Hiring Home Caregivers: Know the Law

062: Hiring Home Caregivers: Know the Law

Studies show that universally, people prefer to stay in their own homes as they age rather than moving into a facility. Who wouldn’t, right? That, however, means that those same people will be hiring in-home caregivers, and there are a few different ways of doing so. If you don’t end up working with an agency that provides someone for you,…

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