Author Archives: Amy Torres

An overwhelmed daughter finds a caregiver and a lifelong friend

When my mom was diagnosed with dementia three years ago, she was living on her own a few towns over from me in Tennessee. During the next several months, simple tasks— like making coffee and putting on clothes—became difficult for her. Mom could no longer live alone, so I started staying with her for aContinue Reading

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breastContinue Reading

Alzheimer’s in women

Alzheimer’s is more likely to strike women and puts more demands on women as caregivers. Alzheimer’s takes a disproportionate toll on women, according to a report released Wednesday from the Alzheimer’s Association. Women are far more likely to develop the fatal disease than men: one in six women over 65 will get it during theirContinue Reading

5 Ways to help the caregiver in your life

If you have ever tried to extend a helping hand to a caregiver, you’ve likely found that they have a very hard time accepting assistance. Nurturers by nature, they’re used to offering support, but really struggle when they find themselves on the receiving end. Most caregivers don’t want to be a bother or appear theContinue Reading

Do you know a senior who’s living alone? Consider this!

How do you know when it’s time to help a relative make the decision to hire a home health care company to have a caregiver help? The answers to this questionnaire may help you make that decision. SAFETY NEEDS 1. Has your elderly relative had accidents as a result of weakness, dizziness, or inability toContinue Reading

Activities that will help you bond with an Alzheimer’s patient

Connecting with others is at the core of being human – and it’s something that doesn’t change when a person has dementia. We’re often asked what are good activities for dementia patients. It’s important to know that there are many ways you can continue to form connections and strengthen bonds with your loved one duringContinue Reading

Top Best 7 Cities to Grow Old in

For a city to be aging-friendly, its residents need affordable and safe housing, opportunities for staying engaged in activities that matter to them and access to health care and other services. An aging-friendly city also offers opportunities for people to work, for pay or not. By 2050, the population over age 65 is projected toContinue Reading

Our Throwback Thursday Story – When it all began…

SUSSEX, NJ, July 16, 2013, Linda J. Esposito, Owner and Managing Director of From the Heart Elder Care LLC, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in elder care. When Ms. Esposito was in her 20s, she developed a passion for elder care while paying frequent visits to herContinue Reading

Heartbreaking – My Dear Girl

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same …thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please.Continue 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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