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Posts by Jay Bloodsworth

Alzheimer’s and the Benefits of a New Form of Art

Sarah had always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but then she married young, began raising children, and eventually entered the workforce in her 40s so that dream had long since passed. At 78 and having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s recently, her family has been prodding her to figure out what she might…

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Taking Life Back from a Medical Emergency

The morning started out like any other. Melissa woke up shortly after dawn, slipped out of bed, took a shower, and got dressed. At 73, she was widowed and living alone, but still enjoyed life to some degree. She missed her husband, but had a lot of family and friends in the area. She basically…

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Seniors Have the Right to Stay Safe Within Their Own Home

Everyone has certain inalienable rights. We’re not talking about those rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, but rights as human beings. When a senior has been dealing with a loss of strength, health issues, limitations, or other challenges, it may seem as though they give up some of those rights.…

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3 Safety Tips for Those Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The moment a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, everything can change. It might be your mother, father, grandparent, spouse, or somebody else whom you care about tremendously. You want them to be safe and have a high quality of life, but as the disease progresses it will become more challenging for them to not…

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Keeping Fit for Caregivers Over 50

Caregiver Stress in Davis CA The average median age of a caregiver in the United States is 49 (Forbes). That means there are many caregivers already over 50 years of age. Most of these individuals are family members, adult children taking care of their parents or even grandparents. If the senior is in their 70s…

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Is It Okay to Force Dad to Rely on Home Care Support?

Home Care for Seniors in Fair Oaks CA As your father has gotten older, he’s become a bit more ornery. He was relying on your mother for a lot of things, and perhaps you weren’t aware of the pressure she was under through those many years. Recently, though, she’s no longer been able to take…

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