Regular Contributors Bob Larkin
President, Senior Living Residences
Dr. Robert A. Stern
Director, Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core
Corporate Director of Dining Experience, Senior Living Residences
Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D.
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Neurology, Boston University, School of Medicine; "Memory Nutrition" Advisor to Senior Living Residences
Guest Contributors Todd C. Ratner, Esq
Estate-Planning, Business, and Real-Estate Attorney, Bacon Wilson
Mark H. Friedman
Owner Senior Helpers Northeastern Massachusetts
Owner Vareika Yoga, National Fitness and Yoga Examiner
Archive for the ‘Caregiver Wellness’ Category
De-stressing your body not only makes you feel better, but it can enhance your interactions with others. Caring for a loved one can be a major cause of stress, and learning to diffuse this tension can allow you to continue giving them the love and care they deserve. Try these stretches the next time stress gets the best of you.
More than two million seniors, over the age of 65, are diagnosed with some form of depression every year. Yet, only 38% of seniors believe depression is a health issue. And they’re more likely than any other age group to “handle it themselves.” In fact, research reveals that more than half of all seniors, age 65 and older, believe that it is normal for people to become depressed as they get older! This is simply not true and that’s why it is so important to raise awareness about depression this winter – a time when many people feel down.
Depression is defined as a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in life. Caregivers of people with dementia are twice as likely to…
As a caregiver, your day-to-day stress level might be sky high. Taking care of a parent or spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is certainly challenging. It’s well documented that providing round-the-clock…
A very important part of being a good caregiver for someone who has Alzheimer’s is taking care of you – that means exercising. The benefits of exercise are well documented…
You have heard about the latest thing the kids are doing. This is not that kind of Cinnamon Challenge. Our Cinnamon Challenge is of the HEALTHY sort. Scientists are increasingly…