When it comes to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, you can rely on Clarendale for expert advice and insights. In fact, Clarendale of Addison has four individuals on staff with Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP) credentials. Cynthia Miceli, Executive Director “I have been a CDP for five years and believe strongly in the certification,” says… Continue reading Clarendale is Your Professional Dementia Care Resource
Bringing up the subject is the trickiest part when it comes to getting the conversation about assisted living or memory care started. Mom or Dad may resist discussing it because they’re afraid of losing their sense of independence. Adult children might avoid the talk because they’re concerned about how parents may react. However, starting the… Continue reading How to Begin the Talk – When it’s Time for Assisted Living or Memory Care
To ensure that Mom and Dad are safe and well, look for these signs to help you take the emotion out of the decision to recommend assisted living or memory care. Focus on ten objective measures: Driving. Don’t ignore near misses, fender benders, new dents or nicks. Request a ride to assess your loved one’s… Continue reading 10 Warning Signs – Is It Time for Assisted Living or Memory Care?
Children — even adult children — turn to their parents for support. They see their parents as caregivers, and it’s often a surprise when the roles become reversed. Seemingly out of the blue, sons and daughters notice their parents slowing down. They may even worry about their parents living in a house by themselves. Senior… Continue reading Senior Living Gives Seniors and Adult Children Peace of Mind
Deciding where to retire takes more consideration than opening a map, closing your eyes, and letting your finger be your guide. But no matter where you end up, your destination should put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, says Steve Gurney, founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook. “And… Continue reading Retire to a Community You Love by Ensuring it Matches Your Interests.
It’s an age-old adage, “you are what you eat.” And while food does contain the building blocks our bodies need to heal and fuel themselves, when we’re younger, we have a little more leeway in what we put on our plate. But as we age, what we don’t eat can start to affect our overall… Continue reading Health Risks of Poor Nutrition in Seniors
Communication and denial play major roles in parent-child relationships. Most kids strive to do what’s best for their parents. But there are some, unfortunately, who are looking for an easy way out. Parents, for the most part, just don’t want to be a burden to their families. How can you make the process a family… Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About a Retirement Move
When it comes to making a long-term plan for how and where to live as we age, you’d be hard pressed to find many who don’t see the value in thinking through such an important issue. But according to a survey from The Conversation Project, while ninety percent of Americans say that talking to loved ones about… Continue reading Long Term Planning: When to Start and What to Consider
Most older adults know a day will come when it’s time to downsize. Some people dread it. Others take it in stride as a necessary step to the lifestyle they want. Whichever way you look at it, downsizing — or rightsizing your life — can tug at your heartstrings and play with your emotions. To… Continue reading Managing the Emotions That Come With Downsizing
What is respite care? Respite care provides caregivers with a well-deserved break from their daily caregiving duties while providing their loved one with the assistance and care they need. Respite care can range from a few hours in a day to overnight to as long as several days. CLICK HERE to read more about benefits… Continue reading What is Respite Care and What Are the Benefits?