Dave Nassaney

May 21, 2018

What to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

The issue of elders who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people think. To remedy this often-malodorous situation, it is […]
May 18, 2018

How to Find the Joy in Caregiving

ELISA CARED FOR HER husband who lived with dementia. When she couldn’t care for him at home any longer, she arranged for him to live in the only Alzheimer’s care facility in our community. My father eventually moved there […]
May 17, 2018

7 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls every year.
May 16, 2018

Step into Summer with Healthy Feet

With summer fun in the sun now in full swing, millions of Americans are ditching the heavy footwear of winter months in favor of sandals, slings, and free-wheeling flip-flops. And with the sudden emergence of all […]
May 15, 2018

Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?

Caregivers provide care in a wide variety of situations. Caregiving can be a very difficult task to accomplish, especially when it involves caring for an elderly parent. This is definitely a role reversal, which many individuals […]
May 14, 2018

Youth Caregivers: A Growing Population

Family Caregiver Alliance Earlier this year, Mark’s world was turned upside down when his mother’s Multiple Sclerosis took a turn for the worst, leaving her in a wheelchair and unable to care for herself as tremors […]
May 11, 2018

7 Essential Do’s and Don’ts for People Caring for Caregivers

My father was diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff  syndrome, a form of dementia resulting from chronic alcohol abuse. My dad, who worked hard his entire life, raised a family and built a strong reputation in his community, spent the […]
May 10, 2018

6 Reasons to Appreciate Your Job As a Caregiver

Taking care of an aging loved one is draining, both physically and emotionally. It can be lonely, overwhelming and frustrating, and it often seems thankless. Despite all of this, family caregivers persevere and wake up every […]
May 9, 2018

Need a Break from Caregiving? Avoid Burnout, Find Respite Care

Millions of caregivers throughout our country are putting in long hours, putting up with very difficult circumstances, including difficult aging loved ones, and have little or no relief. If you don’t have much money to spare, […]

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