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Best Life: Supporting Individuals with Dementia for a Rich and Rewarding Life

Best Life Training. Seventeen GH staff members participated in this intensive, Part 1, 3-day seminar. Americans are living longer and generally healthier lives due to advances in medicine, healthcare and a clearer understanding of the connection between nutrition and exercise. We are also becoming more familiar with the neurocognitive disorder called dementia that can accompany… read more


Caregiver’s Sleep Deprivation Affects Health

Caregiver’s Sleep Deprivation Affects Health

Cara is exhausted. She is the primary caregiver for her mother with dementia who lives with her. While at work Cara has home care for her mom but the nights are difficult. Her mom wakes multiple times and starts to wander about the house. Cara hasn’t felt this tired since she had a newborn. At… read more


Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

  “Agnes had a bad fall. She got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and tripped on the floor mat,” my mother explained. “Her daughter found her a long time later and an ambulance took her to the hospital. I don’t know when they will let her go home.” Mom… read more


The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

  Betty’s family was never the type that went to the gym or ran in marathons. As a kid, she played outdoors with her family, worked in the garden and enjoyed evening walks around the neighborhood. Her parents used to dance – both out on the town and around the house. Now at age 60,… read more


Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

  Every time Julie brings the kids to visit her parents it seems that the house that she grew up in gets smaller and smaller. Dad and Mom are incredibly active seniors, only in their mid 70’s and healthy but they never throw anything out. Every room of the house is filled with memorabilia from… read more


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

  Betty does enjoy an evening cocktail. Before her retirement she would come home from work at six, get dinner on the table for the family and have her gin and tonic by 7pm. Now the kids have grown, her husband recently passed away and cocktail hour begins earlier each day. The cast on her… read more


Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Becky knows that her parents should be planning to relocate to a senior living community. Their house takes a lot of physical and financial resources to maintain. She worries about the yard work, snow removal and the two flights of stairs. While her Mom and Dad agree that they should move, they are frightened by… read more


The Importance of Sleep for Seniors

The Importance of Sleep for Seniors

  If Sharon didn’t get a good night’s sleep soon she would not be able to function at all during the day. Her insomnia had become more frequent as she aged, and her move to the senior living apartment from her old home has seemed to exacerbate the problem. She is sleeping in her same… read more


Take Care of Your Heart this Heart Health Month

Take Care of Your Heart this Heart Health Month

Alice knows that February is Heart Health Month. What better time than now for her to make sure that she is taking the right steps to protect her heart, and her partner’s? They are both turning 65 this year and Ann has a history of heart disease in her family. Alice will make an appointment… read more


Medicare Enrollment Readiness

Medicare Enrollment Readiness

John has a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2018 including how to celebrate his 65th birthday. John considered adding “sign up for Medicare” to his resolution list, but with the conflicting healthcare plan information flooding the news and what he’s been reading on the internet, John isn’t really clear about his Medicare eligibility, what… read more