Now that summer has finally arrived, many Michigan families are busy making plans for vacation. If you are considering taking a grandparent along this summer, Michigan’s parks and beaches have much to offer.
If a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease lives in a memory care assisted living community, these may be familiar words: “Take me home.” “Why can’t I go home?” What Michigan caregivers should understand, however, is that those words don’t always mean what you think they do.
Now that summer fun is finally in sight for kids in Michigan, we thought it would be a good time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about sunscreen.
As director of caregiver support with Wellspring, I help many families face the fears and uncertainty that comes from awaiting adiagnosis or learning of a prognosis. Now I find myself in that same situation.
An estimated 170,000 people in Michigan live with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2024, the Alzheimer’s Association predicts that number will climb by almost 30% to 220,000. For the family caregivers who look after them, finding meaningful activities to keep them engaged is often one of the best ways to manage agitation and restless. One tool that can help is an activity box.
May is National Geriatric Care Manager Month (NAPGCM). Professional geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, geriatric care manager expertise provides the answers at a time of uncertainty.
We’ve all heard the myths about aging. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a popular one. Getting old means getting sick is another. As boomers continue to move well in to retirement, they are busting many of the popular myths and stereotypes about aging.
Now that spring has arrived, many Michigan caregivers may be making plans to take a summer road trip after the children are out of school. If you care for an aging loved one, however, the idea of leaving town for a summer vacation may cause anxiety. It can be especially concerning if your senior loved one lives alone and counts on you for transportation, grocery shopping and support with other activities of daily living. One solution to consider is respite care.
Across the country, April is traditionally recognized as National Volunteer Month. It is a time of year organizations like ours work to raise awareness about the role volunteers play in supporting our mission. We thought it was also an important time to share the benefits of volunteering.
Early spring is the time of year when many Michigan families begin to explore the idea of sending a child to summer camp. Whether you are considering a day camp or a sleepover camp, there are many options from which you can choose.