A new approach, animal therapy, has recently become popular in Memory Assisted Care Communities. Dementia patients are prospering from animal therapy. Pets offer companionship and unconditional love; they have a key part in the quality of lives. Fostering a Home-Like Experience In the early 1990s Dr. William Thomas, a medical director at a New York… Read More


Statistics from Caregiver Actions show approximately 66% of family caregivers are women with more than 37% having children or grandchildren under 18 years old living with them. 1.4 million children ages 8 to 18 provide care for an adult relative; 72% are caring for a parent or grandparent and 64% live in the same household… Read More


A discussion with a parent about an option to move where they are safe and well cared for is one of the foremost problematic dialogs. The First Hurdle Opinions will differ…siblings, a parent, trusted family members, and friends either heighten the negatives of moving or support the positive aspects of a transition. Hopes of a… Read More


Reading as an Antidepressant Aging undoubtedly brings change. Friends die, family members move away, visits become fewer and feelings of isolation begin to take root. Physical barriers may limit travel and access to transportation…all of which may cause depression. When a Senior shows one or more symptoms of depression (increased negativity, lethargy, and feelings of… Read More


Keeping the lines of communication open during this time will become progressively more challenging. How you communicate with your loved one makes all the difference. Education is Key The more you understand how dementia affects your loved one the better communication will be. Various stages of memory loss require innovative approaches to have meaningful conversations… Read More