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 …

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 …