Caregiver of the Year, Sara Abdulaziz

What better day to demonstrate our love and gratefulness toward Sara than on Valentine’s Day! This morning, we had the pleasure of presenting this very special and deserving young woman with the Caregiver of the Year Award! Get to know Sara a little more!       As our way of saying THANK YOU for being […]

Posted on February 14, 2018

Dawn of a New Era – Gene Therapy FDA Approved to Treat One Form of Blindness

  We’d like to recognize and thank Dr. Daniel Adelberg for generously sharing his knowledge with us through this column.  Dr. Adelberg’s motivation to preserve and restore vision is personal.  This dedication was inspired by two family members who are blind from hereditary retinal degeneration.  He has over 30 years of experience since graduating from […]

Posted on January 29, 2018

What is Glaucoma, And What Can You Do About It?

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Over 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, and many don’t know they have it until symptoms become severe.  Prevent Glaucoma with Regular Eye Exams  Glaucoma is a condition in which damage to the optic nerve causes vision loss. Because this vision loss tends to creep in through peripheral vision, many […]

Posted on January 3, 2018

Aging Adults Can Become Addicts Too

The opioid addiction crisis in this country has been described as an epidemic. It affects people of all ages. What’s important to understand about addiction is it has very little to do with poor decisions, bad behavior, or weakness of character. Many substances and behaviors become addictive, and pain pills often become that way precisely […]

Posted on December 29, 2017

Infographic: Challenges and Triumphs for Dementia Caregivers

November 2017’s National Poll on Healthy Aging asked family caregivers to answer some questions about caring for a loved one with dementia. These infographics tell part of the story:     We know, both from our personal and professional experiences, that providing care for someone with dementia is challenging. It should not be challenging to […]

Posted on December 15, 2017

Health Tips for Female Caregivers

Thanks in part to our average life expectancy, women comprise the majority of family caregivers. Whether you are caring for a spouse, a parent, an adult child, or another loved one, it’s often the case that your own health needs take second fiddle to your loved one’s more urgent care requirements. And, if we’re honest, […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Help for Caregivers of Veterans

Veteran’s Day coincides with Family Caregiver Month. Let’s acknowledge servicemembers in our community who need care, alongside the caregivers who look out for them. Veterans who need care represent people of all ages. Some suffer injuries or illnesses from their time in the service, while others need care due to the effects of age-related injuries […]

Posted on November 13, 2017

10 Qualities of Top Caregiver Support Programs

While there are many options and services that cater to caregivers, only the best will have a support program. In a report about caregiving for people with dementia released this fall by the AARP’s Public Policy Institute, they list 10 qualities that only the best programs will have: 1. Principles are aligned with person- and […]

Posted on October 25, 2017