How Do I Select a Geriatric Care Manager For My Parents?

Introduction – Why not just rely upon the government to protect us through regulation? Most people believe that the state of California licenses and oversees professional Geriatric Care Managers (“GCMs”). After all, California regulates everything , doesn’t it? Well, not in the case of professional Geriatric Care Managers. California does not provide any type of licensing, […]

Decrease the anxiety of nursing home residents with dementia by playing their favorite music

Another great article at Aging in Action describes a study that concluded that a relatively inexpensive (and fun to implement) intervention may be useful for reducing anxiety among individuals with dementia. The authors hypothesize that the music contributed a sense of familiarity and stimulated pleasant memories for the participants, which is likely to ring true […]

Five Ways to Help Prevent Family Caregiver Burnout

Family members who are helping seniors to stay in their own homes or who have taken their older loved ones in to live with them are susceptible to stress and depression. Let them know that you notice their efforts – a little bit of appreciation may go a long way toward raising their spirits and may help to prevent caregiver burnout.

How Do I Select A Home Care Agency For My Parents?

WHEN YOUR PARENTS BEGIN TO NEED HELP AT HOME, you’d better know the most important questions to ask in order to help them select the best home care company for them. Every home care company promises that they are the best and that you will be happy with them if you choose them. If you […]

Memory Training May Help Early Stage Alzheimers With In-Home Care

Researchers at Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal have found that memory training exercises can reverse the brain changes associated with mild cognitive impairment.  The study tested whether mnemonics and word lists can improve memory and learning in people with early Alzheimer’s disease. Their research was published in the magazine called Brain: A Journal […]

Strategies for Family Time with Aging Parents With Alzheimer’s in San Diego.

One of the most difficult things for a family with aging parents with Alzheimer’s in San Diego is finding enjoyable activities appropriate for everyone. When your loved one is progressing through the stages of Alzheimer’s, it is easy to feel disconnected and even unloved. To combat losing touch with your elderly loved one, a number […]