Quality dementia care isn’t just a buzzword. It can be life-changing for a person with dementia and the people who love them. But with the right care, a person with dementia can remain happier, healthier, and more connected to their loved ones. Family caregivers can benefit, too, by getting relief from burnout, and the comfort that comes from knowing their loved ones are happy and well-cared-for. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations offer a comprehensive guide to quality dementia care. The guide includes 56 specific recommendations, including these key guidelines.
Retirement is a chance to do all the things you’ve had on your bucket list for years. Forget about commuting to work every day, and spend your time sipping coffee over a favorite book, followed by some yoga in the garden you grew yourself. If your retirement dreams include warmer weather, you’re not alone. Retirees are flocking south, and for good reason. The South is a thriving region, full of friendly people, excellent facilities, and plenty to do. Here are the top five benefits of moving to the south for retirement.
Budgeting for senior care can feel daunting. Caregivers may worry about supporting a senior loved one while also tending to the financial needs of their own families — never mind the endless challenges of saving for retirement and planning for the future. Seniors are often on limited budgets, trying to stretch modest savings and small Social Security checks as far as possible. No wonder so many families avoid discussing the realities of budgeting for senior care.