Author Archives: Mark

Backing Out of Time: A documentary film of baby boomers caregiving for parents facing Alzheimer’s

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If you are a baby boomer caring for a parent with ADRD (Alzheimer s Disease and Related Dementias) or simply feeling daunted by the prospect, you won t want to miss Backing Out of Time, a powerful new film on the subject. The hour-long documentary chronicles the challenging last years of the disease as seen through the grace and eyes of family caregivers and seeks to provide a road map and some normalcy to the experience. Alaska […]

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Couch Handles

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This Standing Aid for Seniors features adjustable handles attached to a sturdy frame to provide assistance for standing up. Product is constructed of aerospace aluminum with a black satin anodized finish. Product features a unique, integrated T handle Cane for pulling up or for balance.Standing aid for seniorsComfortable and easy to useDesigned for low strain stand assistPush handles on stable, stand alone frameIntegrated cane for pulling and balance $229.99   Customer Feedback

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Some Disadvantages Of Hospice Care

Hospice care is for terminally ill patients, who have less than 6 months to survive. The care ensures that the patients are comfortable in the last days of their life. The care does not try to prolong a terminally ill patient’s life, and it does not try to hasten the end. Instead the care tries to offer comfort and relief from the symptoms and pain. While hospice care is often preferred for terminally ill, it has its […]

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Brain Flexers: Games and Activities to Strengthen Memory

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This book is a collection of 86 one-page activities designed especially for individuals with early memory loss to help strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful entertainment. Using trivia, reminiscence, and word association, individuals can test their memory and gain new knowledge on a wide variety of topics related to people, places, and things. Activities use an assortment of matching, fill-in-the-blank, and brainstorming skills and can be enjoyed either by individuals or with […]

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Elder Care in Occupational Therapy

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Elder Care in Occupational Therapy has been extensively revised into a new and completely updated second edition. This pragmatic text presents up-to-date information in a user-friendly format that seamlessly flows from one subject to the next. From wellness to hospice, Elder Care in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition offers a broad yet detailed discussion of occupational therapy practice that is devoted to older adults. A wide variety of topics are covered in a concise format, such as historical […]

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The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir

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When Judith’s mother and father became ill, even her reputation as a pragmatist, a planner and a dutiful daughter (her father’s term) couldn’t prepare her for what lay ahead – a long list of concerns that included navigating an unfamiliar healthcare system, addressing financial and legal issues, dealing with stress and family dynamics, choosing a rehab center, and ultimately, making hospice arrangements  Doing what came naturally to her, she captured these experiences on paper, writing about what […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Winter Dehydration in the Elderly and 8 Ways to Avoid Them

Dehydration can kill. It is crucial for anyone to stay properly hydrated but it is even more important for seniors who have other comorbidities as well as dementia like diseases. One of the reasons that the dehydration threat is higher for seniors is because of thinner skin that comes with aging. The thinner skin makes a person more prone to losing fluid. Another issue that makes seniors more open to fluid loss is their medications, some medicines […]

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Weekly Pill Organizer Box, Moisture-Proof Pill Case, 7 Day Travel Prescription & Medication Pill Box , 3 Times a Day Vitamin Fish Oil Compartments Container

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This small weekly pill organizer will not only enable you to handle all of your medications, but it will also allow you the discretion to carry your medications with you…without the world knowing what you are taking. This pill case will allow you and your loved ones the peace of mind of knowing that the proper medications are being taken at the right times. Please take a note of the sizes of the compartments to make sure […]

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