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15 Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors

15 Activities For Loners And Introverted Seniors SaveDownload31 Comments | ShareTweet Found In: ›Activities ›Articles ›One-on-One This is one of many free activities.Golden Carers has 1000s of activities and resources for senior care. Most long term care facilities have some residents who are ‘loners’ or ‘introverts’; they enjoy being in their bedrooms and do not often pursue interaction with others. They engage […]

Dementia. How to cope with repetitive questions.

You try to be patient. You really do. But a loved one’s memory loss can be so frustrating. Just ask any family member of a dementia patient. They really aren’t trying to drive you crazy. They aren’t even aware that they’ve asked you the same question 3 times in 10 minutes, or told you the […]

6 Things No One Told Us About Being a Caregiver

Posted by Ruth Soukup | Better Life | 88  Here’s an honest look at the challenges of caring for an elderly parent and 6 things to make the process of being a caregiver a little bit easier. It is incredible to me how one blink-of-an-eye moment can drastically impact your life. Since our car accident two weeks ago we have found ourselves […]

What Caregivers Should Know About UTI’s In the Elderly

UTI’s can be deadly for senior citizens. Caregivers should be aware of the signs and symptoms.  Urinary tract infections, also called UTI’s, in the elderly are bad news.  For the average person, a bladder/kidney infection can be nothing more than a brief nuisance, or it can cause major discomfort and require medicine and rest. For […]


FEBRUARY 23, 2015 BY LAURA I’m committed to stop chasing my tail and start packing. Less than a week to go.  Fear is a great motivator. This weekend was a really product weekend for packing.  The kitchen, bathroom, and dresser are all 95% packed; I’m just keeping out the necessities.  Last week I collected some great packing advice from you […]


{free printable} Moving Checklist Posted On May 5, 2014 Most of us know how stressful moving can be. Balancing the kids, pets, movers and all the details that need to be addressed throughout your transition can be more than overwhelming. So make it easier on yourself and get organized before the big day arrives by keeping […]

Communication Techniques for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Anne-Marie BotekFollowShareAA Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be exceedingly difficult. The primary symptoms of confusion and memory loss can make it hard for a senior to convey when they’re hungry, tired, in pain or in need of something. But even more concerning side effects are odd changes […]


People with Alzheimer’s may repeat things…a lot Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause problems with short-term memory. This can lead to repetitive behaviors, like asking the same question or saying the same things over and over. Your older adult isn’t doing it on purpose to annoy you. They truly aren’t aware that they’re repeating themselves the second or […]