Caring for a Spouse with Lewy Body Dementia

Christine Lee lives in New England in the home where she and Art raised their two children. Her writing has appeared on the Lewy Body Dementia Association caregiver stories blog. We appreciate her contribution to Cypress Home Care, and hope her story offers understanding and support. About 18 months ago, our world was rocked to […]

Posted on September 15, 2017

Can Your Employer Help with Caregiving?

Employer provided caregiver benefits Caregiver benefits are growing in popularity as part of employer-provided benefits packages. In fact, according to recent research conducted by the Northeast Business Group with the AARP, caregiving is in the top 10 employee benefits that employers prioritize. Caregiving Benefit Packages The most caregiver-friendly employers seem to have a custom package […]

Posted on August 31, 2017

A Caregiver’s Rights

As a caregiver, it’s important to remember to take some time for yourself and make sure your needs are met. To take care of someone else, you have to take care of yourself first. The danger of reiterating this so often is it begins to sound like a truism. You can hear the advice a […]

Posted on August 17, 2017

Interview: How to Talk to a Person With Dementia

When a person you love suffers memory loss, it’s difficult to adjust. You might struggle to accept a new version of someone you’ve known for a long time, and feel a tremendous amount of guilt because you are struggling. If memory problems have caused you to become frustrated while your loved one becomes agitated, you’re […]

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Importance of Person-Centered Home Care

For adult children of aging parents who who have taken on the primary role of caregiver, this role can sometimes lead to burnout.  Adult children often have many other responsibilities to attend to such as raising children and working full-time.  This is where person-centered home care can step in and help. What is person-centered home […]

Posted on July 12, 2017

Causes of Confusion and Memory Loss

Many people assume that confusion and memory loss in older adults is associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, confusion and memory loss can actually be caused by other seemingly unrelated conditions. This is especially true for seniors. A few other causes for confusion and memory loss are: Urinary Tract Infections – UTIs can cause cognitive-behavioral […]

Posted on June 29, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association The Longest Day

The longest day of the year is fast approaching. With more minutes of sunlight than any other day of the year, why not spend it doing something you love and giving back to the community? During this year’s summer solstice, join up with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness, generate funds for care and support services, […]

Posted on June 15, 2017

Positive Daily Affirmations for Seniors

Daily affirmations nurture a positive attitude. They can be as simple as speaking blessings over your life, your relationships and even your body for physical health. They can be spoken aloud, or written out every day and posted in an area where they will be seen, such as on the bathroom mirror. Here are some examples of effective daily affirmations: […]

Posted on May 19, 2017

How to Help Seniors Transition from Active to Physically Impaired

Helping a senior loved one transition from an active lifestyle to a physically impaired lifestyle can be challenging. They have lived independently for a lifetime, so this is a major change which often represents a blow to their pride. Physical activity reduces stress, and losing access to a coping mechanism during a stressful time doesn’t […]

Posted on May 9, 2017

Successful Aging: Boost your memory through movement

Cypress’ Certified Senior Advisor, Laurie Fox, was featured in the Glendale Star on May 4, 2017.  Fox is a certified memory trainer who was trained through Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.  She offered some helpful tips for boosting memory through movement including talking with your hands and arms.  Check out some of her other helpful tips. Successful […]

Posted on May 8, 2017