Christmas Gifts for the Nursing Home

With Christmas on our heels, many in our community are already in the gift giving spirit! The best gift a person can receive in the nursing home is the gift of someone spending quality time with them. As we age, we begin to realize how little material things in life mean and we truly cherish our relationships with family and friends. However, if you are not able to spend time with someone in the nursing home or don’t feel comfortable doing so, there are other small ways to give to them and make Christmas memorable for them as well. Here are a couple great ideas for small presents that you, your school, business, or employer could do or create to spread some holiday cheer to our local nursi

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Week! We hope you enjoy this holiday spending time with loved ones, reminiscing about the past, and giving thanks for all

Diabetes and The Elderly

Living with diabetes can be tough at times. Diabetes cannot be completely cured, but it can be managed. Every day can bring new obstacles with unique challenges. As you age, these obstacles can become a bit more challenging, but not impossible. With age comes an increased risk for specific complications that require diligence and care to properly control them. To understand the challenges this disease brings to the elderly, we must first understand a little bit about the disease itself. Diabetes is a disease that involves problems with the hormone insulin. When you eat or drink, your body changes the food you eat into sugar or known as glucose. Normally, the pancreas (an organ behind the sto

10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Parent’s Caregiver

A familiar scenario: Mom and Dad are getting older and having difficulties in completing day to day tasks. Mom left the stove on, forgot to take her medications, and cannot keep the house up. Dad keeps falling, struggling to get to the bathroom on time, and can’t let go of his independence when it comes to driving. Maybe they have a chronic illness or possibly their health has declined suddenly. Our first thought is to try and move our parents in with us children. This decision is not an easy one. While there may be positives to the scenario such as financial assistance, peace of mind in knowing they are safe, and even the opportunity to form a closer bond, there is still a lot to thin

Understanding Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. It is a very serious disease of the brain. It is very complex and the exact cause is still unknown. What we know about the disease is that it breaks down connections among brain cells and causes these cells to die. Over time, this affects how a person can remember, think, and use proper judgement. Behavior changes can occur and even close family and friends can be forgotten. In the end stages, it even destroys the ability to function and carry out the simplest of tasks. The disease progresses gradu

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