Monthly Archives: May 2016

Where in Vernon? (was this picture taken)

Every week, The Advertiser (North), publishes a photo within Sussex County and asks the readers to guess where the photo was taken. Last week, the following picture of CVS/Pharmacy was taken on Route 94 near intersections of Main Street, Church Street and Bank Street:           This week, they have captured theContinue Reading

When Your Aging Parents Need Care

Siblings are not equally involved in caregiving when their aging parents start needing care. In 75 percent of all cases, only one adult child will become a caregiver. Mothers are primarily cared for by their daughters, whereas sons continue to be less willing to become the sole caregivers for their parents. In families without daughters,Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s Disease – 10 signs to look for!

One’s memory often changes as one grows older. But, memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia: a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal disorder that results in loss ofContinue Reading

Alzheimer’s Poem

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Myths about Aging

Old age did not seem like a very exciting time in life to look forward to while growing up. Maybe we had older relatives who were “stuck in their ways” or Grandparents who have never used a computer. Fortunately, times have changed and today’s seniors are healthier, more tech savvy and maybe even sexier thanContinue Reading

Inspritational Quotes for Caregivers

Certified nursing assistants, home health aides and senior caregivers make a difference in peoples’ lives. Sometimes, the job is tough and thankless. All caregivers make it possible for the elderly to age in place with dignity. In honor of CNAs, CHHAs and all senior caregivers, here are some inspirational quotes to brighten up their day:Continue Reading

Funny things Elderly Parents do! :)

My mom lived in an assisted care facility where everyone left their doors open. One man with Alzheimer’s was restless and walked the halls endlessly. On one visit, she mentioned that he had tried to crawl into bed with her one night. I said what did you do?! She told him he was in theContinue Reading

Benefits of Hiring a Home Health Care Company

Here is an interesting article about the benefits of hiring a Home Health Care Company for a loved one: With the increasing number of elderly in the United States, many families are faced with the question of how to care for their aging family member. In the past, the choices were either take care ofContinue Reading

10 Caregiver Confessions: Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of

Wouldn’t it be nice to be perfect? Wouldn’t it be nice to be a caregiver who had only loving thoughts every moment of the caregiving day? Maybe there are caregivers like that. If you are one of them, I truly congratulate you. Most of us who have been through years of caregiving will not fallContinue Reading

Exercise Treats Elderly Depression

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham N.C., studied 156 majorly depressed patients 50 and older and found that afterContinue Reading

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