Get to Know the Boomerangs – the Older Sandwich Generation

Due in part to the advances of science and medicine, humans are living longer than ever before, resulting in a new role for the sandwich generation (adults providing care for both children and aging parents): the role of the boomerang generation. [Read more…]

Atlanta Seniors: Learn How to Relieve Arthritis Pain in Just 45 Minutes a Week

When it comes to exercise and staying active to maintain optimum health, seniors are no exception! However, for Atlanta seniors who are fighting arthritis pain, getting an adequate amount of physical fitness can be troublesome. [Read more…]

Good News: We’ve Got Top Tips for Living with Dementia

Bringing up the topic of caring for or living with dementia at your next summer pool party is a surefire way to turn a festive atmosphere into a subdued atmosphere. Whether you’ve witnessed it firsthand or know only about this disease through what you’ve read, typically the experience has involved negative connotations. And because there is still not a cure, it’s natural that an Alzheimer’s medical diagnosis in a loved one leads to several worries. [Read more…]

The Scientific Benefits of Social Activities for Seniors

It appears instinctive to some folks that interacting socially with others improves wellbeing by keeping one connected to other people’s experiences, beliefs, challenges, humor, points of view, and a host of other human happenings. Now, scientific studies are displaying the benefits of social activities for seniors that could boost the wellness of both the brain and body. [Read more…]

Dementia Treatment In Your Back Pocket

Nowadays, music is more obtainable than ever before. For individuals who carry smartphones or tablets with them every place they go, thousands – if not millions of songs – are just several touches or finger swipes away. If you provide care for a senior individual, your smartphone can become one of the most useful tools in your possession in helping an elderly person thrive by awakening his or her emotional wellbeing with music. This widely circulated video recording from the Alive Inside documentary shows just how tremendously powerful music can be as a form of dementia treatment and to help older adults with restricted abilities. [Read more…]

Opioids in the Elderly: What You Need to Know

Opioids in the ElderlyIs it possible you may have a preconceived notion of certain stereotypical groups of people? As an example, what ideas immediately come to mind when you hear “drug addict”? A young adult helpless to make it through everyday life without a fix, maybe turning to a life of crime to finance his or her dependency? [Read more…]

Dementia and Sundowning: Help Is on the Way!

Dementia and SundowningFor people caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s, as the day comes to a close, the caregiving stress can intensify. As the sun goes down, many persons with Alzheimer’s experience agitation, fearfulness and restlessness. This condition, called sundowning, can be stressful for both the caregiver and the person with Alzheimer’s. Frustrations escalate as members of the family try to help keep the elderly adult relaxed and safe and assist with his or her dementia and sundowning, while trying to get some rest themselves. [Read more…]

Don’t Be a Victim of Caregiver Fatigue: Stress Reduction Tips for Your Busy Life

Caregiver Fatigue“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” Has this been your mantra lately? Those in the sandwich generation in particular – who simultaneously care for children and aging parents – can easily become overwhelmed with being pulled in so many different directions. We invite you to set aside just a few precious moments to implement these sanity-saving tips and avoid suffering from caregiver fatigue: [Read more…]

Living with MS on Your Own Terms

Living with MSTo quote Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone who is living with MS, comfort is crucial, as is remaining safe. If a loved one has been diagnosed with MS, the initial step in caregiving should be to make the appropriate modifications so the home is a safe, comfortable sanctuary, and not a hazardous place. [Read more…]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Regency Home Care Has the Info You Need!

What is Multiple SclerosisWhat is multiple sclerosis, or MS? It’s a long-lasting disease that can affect a person’s brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. And while there is not yet a cure, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are living with it – roughly 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the number one symptom of the disease. The cause of MS is not known; it is not contagious or known to be directly passed down from one family member to another, but factors that may come into play include the following: [Read more…]