When it comes to finding care services for a loved one, you don’t want any caregiver – you want the best. Many considerations go into selecting an in-home care provider so thorough screening and background checks are key.
Professional caregivers and workers in the home care field are familiar with the role of a caregiver, however, most aging adults receive care from informal caregivers – family or friends who provide unpaid care.
Caring for aging loved ones, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, can become overwhelming. Stresses of caregiving often accompany the rewards. Studies show that caregivers are more likely to suffer from depression and other health issues.Read More…
A caregiver’s impact on the life of someone with Alzheimer’s is profound and wide ranging. Thanks to a recent study, we now know that a caregiver’s influence includes emotions – even after the actions that caused them are forgotten.Read More…
The National Institutes on Aging has awarded more than $30 million in funding to St. Louis’ own Washington University for Alzheimer’s disease research efforts. Much of the focus goes to two studies researching ways to identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually begin to appear.
The song says “tis the season to be jolly” but for some, the holidays can be a sad and lonely time. Days become shorter. Cold weather keeps you cooped up. Winter can be depressing – particularly for seniors, who may find themselves isolated and missing deceased loved ones and merrier times.
Whether you love a cozy fire on a cold winter night or loathe the mere thought of a snow covered driveway, now is the time to prepare for the winter if you live in St. Louis.
We celebrate Veterans Day by giving thanks and paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country. These family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers are an important part of our community and history.
As the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, we’re sharing two interactive online tools to help determine your risk of developing the disease that effects so many lives.
Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care and aging in place. More than 65 million people (29% of the US population) spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for a loved one.