4 Ways to Support a Couple with DementiaThe spouse of someone with dementia is experiencing not only the pressure of caring for a loved one, but also their own personal loss and sadness as their loved one slips away. This profound change in their marriage and relationship can be difficult beyond words and overwhelming for the couple. Many caregiving spouses don’t ask for the help that they desperately need. Here are some ideas on how you can provide support for a couple with dementia.
Five Helpful Tips to Downsize and Move Your Loved OneDo your parents still live in the home where you grew up? Are there notches on the door frame that mark your growth as a child? Is there a spot in the backyard where you buried your first goldfish? Do you know where everyone sits at a holiday dinner? Does the kitchen smell of mom’s cookies? And do the worn tools in the garage fit your father’s hands perfectly? Here are some tips for making the move a little easier. If you feel this many emotions toward your childhood home, how do you think your aging loved one may feel? For a senior, who can no longer live independently, a move can be very challenging. You need to be sensitive. Understand that physical, emotional, and cognitive changes can affect their ability to participate in a move.
High-Speed Pursuit Of Stolen Senior Transport Bus Ends With Pittsburg Man's ArrestA Pittsburg man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing a senior transport bus in Antioch and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended in three separate collisions, including one with a school bus, police said.
App That Helps Patients Sing Their Favorite Songs Slows Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Improves MemoryThe positive affect of music on the mind and memory has been documented time and again. Researchers have found that singing show tunes can ward off dementia and Alzheimer's. Now, there's an app that turns music into medicine, called SingFit.
Milpitas High Senior Rides Horse To School In Creative Prom Proposal, Gets SuspendedA high school student in Milpitas scored himself a prom date with a creative proposal that also got him suspended for two days.
2-Alarm Senior Community Fire In Walnut Creek Displaces 4, Causes $250K In DamageA two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged.
Crews Knock Down Fire At San Jose Seinor HomeFirefighters responded to a fire at a senior living home in San Jose Wednesday morning, a San Jose Fire Department dispatcher said.
Working Late In Life, Directors Refuse To Say CutEastwood & Allen among many filmmakers blowing past conventional retirement age...
San Francisco Catholic High School Apologizes For Snubbing Tuxedo-Wearing Girl's Senior PortraitA San Francisco Catholic high school has apologized to a graduating senior and her family for not including her senior portrait in the school's yearbook because she was wearing a tuxedo.
Graduating San Francisco Catholic School Girl's Photo Yanked From Yearbook For Wearing TuxedoA San Francisco teen girl who chose to wear a tuxedo for her senior picture is allegedly being discriminated against over the choice.
Jefferson Award Winner Serves Up Warm Meals, Sense Of Community For SF SeniorsEven if you cooked a lot over the holidays, you probably didn’t cook as much as this week’s Jefferson Award winner: she’s been feeding dozens of people every week for ten years.
3 Accused Of Roofing Scam Targeting San Jose SeniorsTwo men and a woman suspected of swindling the elderly through a bogus roof repair scam were arrested in San Jose last week, police announced Tuesday.