Monthly Archives: October 2018

Understanding PTSD in older adults

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health problem. It affects people who have experienced a traumatic life event. That traumatic event could be anything from murder, rape, physical abuse or a national disaster. Regardless of the type of traumatic event a person goes through, it is important that you are familiar with the [...]

By |2018-10-29T22:30:11+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver|

5 ways to sleep better naturally

It is no secret that as we get older, falling and staying asleep is difficult. If you have experienced it, you are not going out of your mind. There is a scientific reason behind why insomnia increases as you get older. Sleep occurs in multiple stages. When you sleep, your body goes through multiple stages [...]

By |2018-10-22T18:11:35+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Aging In Place|

Disaster preparedness when you are caring for adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Each year hurricanes, fires, tornadoes and destructive snow storms disrupt the lives of thousands of people. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, that disruption can be a truly difficult one- regardless of who you are. People with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are vulnerable when a disaster happens. Thus [...]

By |2018-10-18T17:27:48+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Dementia Care, Family Caregiver|