3 Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness

3 Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year’s resolutions we all fall back on like losing weight might apply to your situation, but there are a few … Read more

How to Handle Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

How to Handle DietaryRestrictions During the Holidays Food allergies, medical conditions and simple personal preference are all challenges encountered when preparing food for a large group of people, as often is the case during the holidays. Here are a few tips to make cooking during the holidays easier and to ensure that everyone enjoys the … Read more

3 Thoughtful Gifts for Family Caregivers

3 Thoughtful Gifts for Family Caregivers Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes and are an extremely important member of any family with a loved one with a medical condition. Caregivers are true to their namesake; they give so much to loved ones. The holidays are a great time to express gratitude to your loved … Read more

5 Comforting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

The holidays are a beautiful time for fellowship and gift-giving; however, hospice patients are not always able to experience this season in it’s fullness. Although nothing can beat the gift of love and companionship, receiving a physical gift could raise a hospice patient’s spirits instantly. Here are a few ideas of thoughtful and practical gifts … Read more

12 Ways to Decompress in less than 5 minutes

12 Ways to Decompress in Less Than 5 Minutes Listen to your favorite music, whether it is classical, rock, or jazz. Maybe listen to a few different genres to find some new songs and styles you haven’t listened to before. Go outside and breathe in some fresh air. Take a walk and enjoy your surroundings. … Read more

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart What are you thankful for? Here is a list to get you thinking. Happy November! Something in nature Some type of technology A household item A personal quality you have A physical quality or trait you have A skill you have A food item A specific book Something that makes you laugh … Read more

6 Fun Fall Activities for the Elderly

Autumn is here!  After a hot summer there’s nothing better than a crisp autumn day with red, yellow, and orange leaves falling from trees. The change of season carries a different assortment of activities, sights, smells and flavors with it. Coffee stores bring back their Pumpkin Spice Latte, apple cider appears in grocery stores, hay … Read more

What to Anticipate When You Are Grieving

What to Anticipate When You Are Grieving What are common responses when someone you love passes away? Grief can be agonizing and overpowering, and sometimes scary. As you grieve, you may have anxiety about your responses. You may wonder if your feelings and responses are usual. Below are some of the commonly felt grief reactions … Read more

What is “sundowning”?

As you get ready for autumn, it’s also a good time to get ready for how the seasonal changes may bring up sundowning for those with dementia. Sundowning is an occurrence where some patients with dementia experience greater confusion and anxiety later in the day. Less daylight hours in autumn and winter can increase the chances of patients … Read more