Top 10 Playlist for Dementia Patients

 “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato   Many people don’t realize the health benefits of music, especially in aiding patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, when used appropriately, music can “shift […]

Three New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

The New Year isn’t even a month old, but many people have already hit a roadblock while trying to keep their resolutions. In fact, only about eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions each year. Making resolutions so unattainable and complex that they are difficult to maintain long-term is the main reason resolutions aren’t […]

3 Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness

The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year’s resolutions we all fall back on like losing weight might apply to your situation, but there are a few other resolutions for those facing chronic illness […]

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How to Handle Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Food allergies, medical conditions and simple personal preference are all challenges encountered when preparing food for a large group of people, as often is the case during the holidays. Here are a few tips to make cooking during the holidays easier and to ensure that everyone enjoys the festivities.   Plan Ahead Make sure to […]

3 Thoughtful Gifts for Family Caregivers

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes and are an extremely important member of any family with a loved one with a medical condition. Caregivers are true to their namesake; they give so much to loved ones. The holidays are a great time to express gratitude to your loved one’s caregiver with a simple gift. […]

5 Comforting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

The holidays are a beautiful time for fellowship and gift-giving; however, hospice patients are not always able to experience this season in it’s fullness. Although nothing can beat the gift of love and companionship, receiving a physical gift could raise a hospice patient’s spirits instantly. Here are a few ideas of thoughtful and practical gifts […]

How To Help A Person In Mourning During The Holiday Season

As a family caregiver, you play an extremely significant role in the life of your elderly loved one—a part that can also be overpowering, strenuous and sometimes unappreciated. As an encouragement for all of the good work you are doing, here are a few tips to help during this holiday season if a family member […]

12 Ways to Decompress in less than 5 minutes

12 Ways to Decompress in less than 5 minutes Listen to your favorite music, whether it is classical, rock, or jazz. Maybe listen to a few different genres to find some new songs and styles you haven’t listened to before. Go outside and breathe in some fresh air. Take a walk and enjoy your surroundings. Read […]

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart What are you thankful for? Here is a list to get you thinking. Happy November! Something in nature Some type of technology A household item A personal quality you have A physical quality or trait you have A skill you have A food item A specific book Something that makes you laugh […]

6 Fun Fall Activities for the Elderly

Autumn is here!  After a hot summer there’s nothing better than a crisp autumn day with red, yellow, and orange leaves falling from trees. The change of season carries a different assortment of activities, sights, smells and flavors with it. Coffee stores bring back their Pumpkin Spice Latte, apple cider appears in grocery stores, hay […]