Importance of Caring for Your Senior’s Oral Health During National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. This is the perfect time for you to evaluate your elder's oral health, and the steps they take to protect their mouth health, so you can make sure they are as healthy as possible. As a family caregiver, it is important to recognize that taking care of your senior's oral health is not just about keeping their mouth healthy. What happens in your parent's mouth can impact their entire body. Understanding this risk can help ... Read more

Three Ways to Build a Better Relationship With a Parent Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's has a habit of trying to drive families apart. Whether it's a cruel word or action from the Alzheimer's patient or the mental stress that comes from watching a loved one slip away, Alzheimer's is cruel and unforgiving. If you're struggling to form a bond with a parent who has Alzheimer's, these tips will help. Empower Your Parent Your mom or dad is going to forget things from the present day. At first, your mom may deny you told her something that ... Read more

Why Is Elder Care Important for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

Elder Care in Northport NY In your role as a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is suffering Alzheimer’s disease you will need to make many important decisions. One of the most pressing and potentially most impactful of these decisions is whether to start elder care for them. For many caregivers, this can be an extremely difficult decision. When you first get started on your care journey with your elderly parent it is likely that you wanted to do everything that ... Read more

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Elder Care in Northport NY Did you know that stroke is the number 1 cause of disability in the United States and the number 5 cause of death?  Even though stroke is common, many Americans do not know the warning signs, risks, and how to identify a stroke.  For this reason, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association has dedicated the month of May as Stroke Awareness Month.  If more Americans are educated about stroke, more strokes can be prevented ... Read more