If you are caring for a loved who has dementia, you are far from alone. Around the world, someone is diagnosed with dementia every 3 seconds. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 400,000 Texans. New cases are expected to grow significantly by 2050. Dementia is a progressive condition that worsens … Read moreCaring for Someone with Dementia
How can I help? What should I say? When someone you know loses a loved one, you want nothing more than to show you care. But all too often the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing leads to doing nothing at all. The coronavirus pandemic has also presented new challenges for coping with … Read moreHow Can You Help Someone Who Is Grieving?
Longer days and warmer weather mean plenty of opportunities for fun, healthy activities, both outside and indoors. Even for those who need to continue social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19, there are many ways to have a safe and enjoyable summer. Here are just a few excellent summer activities for seniors that support … Read moreGreat Summer Activities for Seniors
When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can be an emotional and stressful time. Hospice care focuses on keeping patients comfortable and providing a better quality of life in their final days. It can also be a valuable resource for family members, helping with caregiving and providing bereavement support after a … Read morePaying for Hospice Care: Understanding Your Options
Taking care of a loved one in their time of need is a selfless act of devotion. But it’s hard to give them your best if you’re always feeling exhausted. Caregiver burnout is a very real experience that happens to lots of folks when a family member has a long-term illness. You may find yourself … Read moreRespite Care Offers a Helping Hand to Caregivers
Reminders of romance fill the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, from candy hearts to love songs to those ubiquitous jewelry commercials. But February can be a sorrowful time if you are mourning the death of a spouse or partner. The sight of other couples holding hands may trigger strong emotions as you reflect on the … Read moreTips for Valentine’s Day After Losing a Spouse or Partner
Celebrating Holidays with Loved Ones in Hospice Care The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and hope for the year to come. But for many people, it’s also a painful time. That’s especially true if a loved one has a terminal illness. Cheerful celebrations may intensify feelings of anticipatory grief, as … Read moreCelebrating Holidays with Loved Ones in Hospice Care
When its time for your loved one to begin transitioning into a hospice care environment, it can be hard to imagine paying for all of the costs. Hospice care is a wonderful option to receive assistance in providing rest and necessary services for your loved one’s last moments of life. But all that help does … Read moreHow Can I Afford Hospice Care?
Is Insomnia Becoming a Problem? A patient receiving hospice care will sometimes find their previous nightly rituals and patterns of sleep disrupted. There are quite a few reasons why this happens ranging anywhere from medication side-effects to psychological conditions. For instance, studies have shown that people with cancer could be affected by anxiety or depression, which in … Read moreHow to Help Your Loved One Sleep Better at Night
Grief After The Fatal Toll Of Mesothelioma Written by Dr. T. David Willets (GC-C) Jessica and Michael finally made it! Empty nesters. After years of raising three kids, the big day came. Their youngest moved away to college. It was a bitter-sweet moment as she backed out of the driveway, into the street and around … Read moreWhat Do I Do Now That My Spouse is Gone?
Taking care of a loved one as they begin to near the end of their days can be filled with many joys and challenges. There will be times when a caregiver struggles to come up with memorable and engaging activities for their loved one to participate in. When facing a terminal illness, your loved one … Read moreActivities to Enjoy with your Loved One
The body’s ability to regulate its own temperature changes as it ages. That’s why it’s extremely important for a senior’s temperature to be monitored during the chilly winter months. It’s worth considering that the number of cold-related deaths, such as hypothermia, significantly increases for those aged 75 and older. Hypothermia is a threat for seniors … Read moreHow to Keep your Loved Ones Warm this Winter