Today’s Male Caregivers

An estimated 40 percent of the caregivers in the United States are middle-aged men or older. It appears these men are rolling up their sleeves, jumping in and going hands-on. Whether caring for an elderly parent or an ill spouse, more and more are in it for the long...

Traveling with a Loved One with Dementia

I am repeatedly asked for advice on whether or not to take loved ones living with dementia on vacation. My answer is always consistent, It’s always better if they are still in the early stages of the disease. If they are too far” advanced, the problems you will...

Essence of Dementia Care

The dread of failure is every caregiver’s nightmare. Try to relax and observe your loved one closely. Learn as much as possible from him or her day-to-day. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Remember, every person living with dementia responds differently in most...