Preparing to Become an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer’s is difficult and emotional news to hear. You’ll undoubtedly have a number of questions about the disease and its prognosis, and about what you can expect from your parent’s daily behavior. You will also have to face tough questions about caregiving like whether or not you will provide day-to-day care or transition your …

The Foundation for Senior Care Names Theresa Geracitano as Outreach and Development Officer

The Foundation for Senior Care has created a new position—part of its broader plan for strategic growth—and staffed it with Theresa Geracitano. Fallbrook, Calif. – October 04, 2016 The Foundation for Senior Care provides meaningful advocacy services to older Americans throughout the Northern San Diego area—and as the needs of this demographic grow, so does the Foundation itself. This summer, …

Depression and Dementia

Wrestling with the effects of dementia is challenging, taxing on both the body and the mind. One way in which dementia impacts overall health is through the symptoms of depression. While not everyone with dementia experiences depression, many do. In fact, studies show that more than 40 percent of those with dementia struggle with significant depression. It goes without saying …

What is Respite Care?

Being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a full-time job—and as with any full-time job, you sometimes need to take a break, to preserve your own mental health and to protect against burnout. What options are available to full-time dementia caregivers, though? One answer is respite care, which allows the caregiver to take a temporary rest while …

Gail Jones Joins Foundation for Senior Care as New Board Member

The Foundation for Senior Care, a non-profit organization devoted to advocacy for the elderly, has announced a new board member, Gail Jones. Fallbrook, Calif. – September 6, 2016 The Foundation for Senior Care, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of seniors and disabled adults in Southern California, has announced the addition of a new member to its Board of …

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s can bring a number of concerns—including practical concerns over safety. While individuals with Alzheimer’s can certainly remain in their home, certain precautions need to be taken to keep the home safe and secure. How exactly does dementia impact safety? There are several possibilities, just depending on the stage of the dementia: Dementia can impact judgment—i.e., forgetting …

Stirring Memories Through Activity

What can you do when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? How can you support a loved one with Alzheimer’s? We get these questions frequently, and the answer to them may be more complex than you imagine. The truth is, selecting the right activities for those who have dementia is important—and not just because we want to keep them …

The Benefits of Adult Day Care

Aging family members have some unique needs—and sometimes it is difficult to find a place where those needs can be met. This is especially true for those aging relatives and loved ones who may not particularly need the full, immersive services of an assisted or senior living residence, but do require some guidance and interaction during the course of the …

Foundation for Senior Care Enlists Susan Crivello as New Adult Day Care Administrator

Foundation for Senior Care has brought on a seasoned nursing professional to direct its adult day care initiatives. Fallbrook, CA July 25, 2016 In many communities across the country, seniors and disabled individuals represent underserved populations. Foundation for Senior Care is continually trying to change that. This non-profit organization offers a number of programs for aging adults in the form …