Taking Care Of YOU!!!

By the year 2030, an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 years or older. As the American population ages, a growing number of people will be serving as caregivers for family members affected by dementia and other types of functional impairment....

Can a cup of coffee improve your health?

Many people enjoy their daily cup (or more) of coffee. It can have benefits beyond helping people wake up in the morning, though. The Tech Times website lists these positive attributes of moderate caffeine consumption: • Exercise. A study cited by the International...

The Power Of Music With Dementia Residents

If upon hearing, “It’s the story of a lovely lady…” or “You are my Sunshine…” you are instantly reminded of your childhood, you know the power of musical memory. Songs tell the stories of our lives. They remind us of a special day, a good time, a first love and even a...

Tips For Effective Communication With Memory Impaired Loved Ones

Both family and paid caregivers may overlook various barriers to effective communication with impaired older adults and consequently misinterpret verbal and behavioral messages. When someone has Alzheimer’s disease, or any other form of memory impairment,...

Thank you note…

Hi Micha, My family and I think often about you, Carrie, Ben and the most incredible staff at Dodge Park. I don’t believe my mother, Lil Anderson, could have received better care and love anywhere else in the world. You are all so progressive, knowledgeable and...

What Is The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

About 5 million Americans, or 10% of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Yet despite the prevalence of this condition there exists a great deal of confusion over what it is...

Protect Your Elderly Parents From Scammers

Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Oftentimes seniors are lonely and looking for someone to talk to, and unfortunately scammers prey on this. Sit down and talk to your elderly parents. Remind them not to give out...