Proper Hydration

The heat takes its toll on everyone, most especially those at the ends of the age spectrum! The following article from the Place for Mom blog creates some important awarenesses when caring for our elder loved ones.  (There are even some recipes for tasty summer “mocktails!”

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NY Times: An Ancient Cure for Alzheimers?

The saying, “what’s old is new again” may fit this article.  Researchers are theorizing the introduction of parasites to help prevent dementia. If this has piqued your curiosity, read more.  (This appeared in the July 14, 2017 Sunday NY Times)

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A Perspective on Senior Medications

This article offers an interesting view on how you might ensure your loved one’s medications are the appropriate ones. (Think Like a Geriatrician About Senior Meds)

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POA’s -Power of Attorney’s

My dear friend has just gone through the POA “discussion” with her 93 yo mom.  Here is a good piece with lots of FAQ’s on this essential document.  (A Place for Mom

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Who Cares for the Caregivers?

Click here for this realistic perspective on the challenge of caregiving.  (NY Times, Jan 2017)

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Refreshing A Mother’s Memory with Love and Stories

This wonderful article appeared in today’s NY Times…I learned a new word relevant to dementia; metalucidity, thinking about your own clarity of mind.  (Refreshing a Mother’s Memory with Love and Stories,  by Jenny McPhee.)

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2nd Monday Support Group Meeting

Eldercare Support Group
Monday, January 9, 7 p.m.
Are you a caregiver for someone in their “wisdom years?” Join us in Fellowship Hall where we will share our stories, learn helpful information, and support one another.
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