A person does not turn 101 every day, especially a person with medical issues or dementia. Ruth, a two-year resident at The Margaret T. Morris Center (MTMC), Northern Arizona’s only assisted living community specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, is the exception. MTMC cannot take all the … [Read more...] about The Caregiver Dilemma: When to Choose a New Care Option
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Hydration is such an important part of staying healthy. Staying ahead of your thirst is really a key facture. Watching what we put into our bodies such as caffeine, which can dehydrate, can also be a benefit. Ingesting other foods and liquids besides water is also really helpful. Back in the … [Read more...] about Hydration is Key to Staying Healthy
The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center (SJRC) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. A boots-on-the-ground organization, SJRC is on the front line supporting family caregivers by offering the needed respite, education, resources and support through its medical/social model, Arizona Department of … [Read more...] about Adult Day Center Celebrates Four Decades of Care
It’s May, such a beautiful month filled with sunshine, butterflies and Mother’s Day. Picture this: You are a child, you walk through the door after school and your olfactory senses come alive with the smell of home-baked pie. You immediately relax and know that mom has baked something wonderful! Not … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Mom
Memory Cafés are a worldwide recognized support system for those persons afflicted with dementia or other cognitive impairment. The cafés are meant to be fun, educational and relaxing for both the caregiver and the person diagnosed with a memory disorder. According to the University of Washington, … [Read more...] about What is a Memory Café?
Yes, that’s a song, and it is a song that comes to mind in February. It’s that time of the year where love is in the air. Heck, love may be everywhere. Love comes in many different forms: Love for your partner, love for your kids, love for your pets, love for your friends. The main component is … [Read more...] about Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
What is resiliency and can it help us as we age? Being resilient means you bounce back after a challenge in your life. A few examples of these challenges are: hearing bad news about a loved one, a death or illness of a loved one, a change in your health, a big change in life such as retirement or … [Read more...] about Staying Resilient as We Age
I was going to title this article, “How to Give our Aging Loved Ones What They Need During the Holidays,” but then I thought, that’s way too long and what they need is our attention – and not just during the holidays! My grandma lived to be 100-and-a-half. She lived in her own home until she was … [Read more...] about Are You Paying Attention?
In yoga, we call the breath “prana,” which means life force energy. What better way to increase our quality of life than by generating life force energy! That is exactly what we are doing while practicing yoga with our geriatric and/or disabled populations. When we focus on the breath, we are also … [Read more...] about Yoga and Breath to Increase Quality of Life