Music has a unique ability to connect with people on an emotional level, and for individuals living with dementia, music can have an especially powerful impact. Music can stimulate memories, reduce anxiety, and improve mood, making it an excellent tool for those caring for someone living with dementia.
As parents age, it is natural for them to need additional care and support. Caring for an older parent can be an overwhelming and challenging responsibility for only children. Without siblings to share the task, it can be difficult to balance caring for your parent with your other responsibilities and commitments.
While providing care for a senior parent or loved one is a meaningful and rewarding experience, it may seem like there are not enough minutes in the day, and it can be challenging to find a balance between all the different hats you wear.
It’s no secret that family caregivers have a lot on their plate. They’re looking after family, children, and if there’s time, themselves. But, too often, caregivers will focus so much on caring for others that they put their own health and wellness on the back burner.
Even in the best of times, the holiday season can be stressful and exhausting. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy, trips to plan, and cookies to make. As a result, many people experience at least some level of stress during the holidays. However, if you’re experiencing a recent loss, these feelings of stress […]
Being a primary caregiver for an aging parent or family member is an enormous commitment. It requires patience, organization, and sacrifice. It can impact almost every aspect of your life: your finances, your career, your relationships, and your physical and mental health. You’ve done a commendable thing by stepping up as a caregiver, but at […]
Raising and caring for children can be hectic. Between helping with homework, transportation to soccer games and dance rehearsals, and meal preparation, it can seem like you hardly have time for yourself. Now imagine caring for an aging parent, as well. On top of homework, soccer, and meals, you also have transportation to doctor appointments, […]
Providing care for aging parents can be an emotional and challenging experience. When siblings, spouses, or other family members get involved, it can get even more complicated. While having extra support can ease some of your responsibilities, it can also add more stress to the mix as everyone will likely have their own opinions on […]
Family caregivers have a tough job. Caring for another person’s health while caring for your own can be overwhelming as much as it is rewarding. Many times, caregiving for someone living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is unknown, and while other family members may help, it usually falls to one person in particular. […]
Placing a parent in an assisted living or senior living community is never an easy decision to make. However, there may come a time when the level of care he or she needs is above what you can offer. Should that be the case, it becomes necessary to move them to an environment where they’ll […]