Alzheimer’s disease currently impacts over five million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association®. This number, by 2050, could rise as high as 16 million. The Alzheimer’s Association states that 5.3 million of those impacted are 65 and older, however, 200,000 under 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. With so many people being impacted by this...more
As we get older, many of us find ourselves wondering what our purpose is and how the world will remember us. We want to make an impact. We want our lives to mean something. We want to leave a legacy. We may believe that we need to do something grand to leave a legacy for those who come after us; however, leaving a legacy can be as simple as sharing your talents, passing on traditions and gifting in smart ways.
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Pets and other animals have the tendency to make people happy, brighten their day and distract from everyday troubles. No matter what type of animal, i.e., dog, cat, horse, bird or even fish, animals are known to have therapeutic properties. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, in particular, can benefit in an increasing number of ways from a pet or other animal’s therapeutic traits. Physical health, emotional well-being and social involvement are...more
Veterans of the United States Military and their spouses may be eligible for life-long care benefits as a result of the services they provided and sacrifices they endured for their country. The Veterans Aid and Attendance pension program ensures that those who served in the military and their spouses are free from the worries of financial burdens of long-term care, making supportive care services more affordable for seniors who are eligible for these benefits.... more
For caregivers and family members who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, one of the biggest concerns is safety. Keeping your loved one out of harm’s way and ensuring they do not harm anyone else becomes one of the top priorities as their disease progresses. This makes it necessary for safety and security measures to be put into place in order for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia to maintain their sense of independence but still be safe....more