At the end of 2021, the Census Bureau reported that more than 55 million Americans are age 65 or older. Florida also happens to be one of the most populated by these senior citizens, sharing one-fourth of these older Americans with California and Texas. Most of these people want to age in place, but providing private care in the [...]
It is rather common to walk into a room and completely forget about why you headed there in the first place. Have you ever struggled to remember where you placed your glasses only to realize they are sitting atop your head? Lost keys and misplaced cell phones happen all the time. It is a normal thing to [...]
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. In the United States alone, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. You can join us in honoring them by sharing a personal tribute message!
Children can be very curious about physical changes and demeanor alterations, especially when they notice this about a family member. Children also ask remarkably frank questions about these changes. "Why can't Grandpa remember my name?" "Why does that lady have to take care of Grandpa?" "What's wrong with Grandpa?" "When will Grandpa get better and play with [...]
Love, respect, kindness, patience, magnanimity, humor, forgiveness: these are the hallmarks of a wonderful relationship. For many elderly people, the quantity of personal relationships is severely diminished. Their friends passed away and their family lives remotely and seldom visits. The person he or she spends the most time with is his or her caregiver. Therefore, the harmonious relationship [...]
Is your senior loved one demonstrating symptoms of dementia? Read below for some basic information on dementia, which is not a specific disease, but rather an overall term that describes a range of symptoms related to memory and cognitive decline. The decline is serious enough to interfere with daily life activities. Alzheimer's is one type of dementia, [...]
From the desk of Kim Champion: Do you migrate to Florida for the winter season? The weather is great, but what happens if you become ill? The fact is that many “snow birds” do not have a Florida physician. When a problem develops with your health, it snowballs into other dilemmas. Other than calling 911 for the [...]