When a loved one passes away, it has become common to send flowers with a card that says something like: “I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.” “Thinking of you in these difficult times” “Our hearts go out to you and your family.” While cards...

With summer comes many outdoor activities and opportunities for fun. It also means the rising of body temperatures, which causes the heart to pump blood faster to keep a person cool. For people with heart disease, it’s more important during summer than any other season...

Summer vacations are time-honored tradition for many families. When a family member has early-stage dementia, travel may still be possible. However, it is important to take precautions to make sure the trip doesn’t become overwhelming. Stick With the Routine When organizing travel for someone with Alzheimer’s, plan...

While people of all ages face specific health risks, seniors have particular health risks that need to be understood and monitored, especially in the heat of the summer. Here are 1o summer health tips for seniors:   Drink plenty of liquids. Drink eight or more 8-ounce glasses...

A loved one’s terminal diagnosis is one of the most difficult things a family will experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, the loved one in need often requires additional support and care. Families can sometimes delay in setting up much needed care because they...

Hospice provides a team of healthcare professionals to support terminally ill patients. The team both aids in the efforts of family caregivers and provide essential services. Yet, many families do not use hospice care or simply wait until it is too late. This is largely due...