Reverse Mortgage for Purchase | Part 2 – Scenarios

Reverse Mortgage for Purchase – Scenarios Below are just of few hypothetical scenarios illustrating the power of using a reverse mortgage to purchase a home in different circumstances. These scenarios are only examples, and your circumstances may be different, however a reverse mortgage for purchase could help you achieve your retirement home purchasing objectives. Scenario Read more…

Dementia Awareness Seminole, Florida

Dementia Awareness Seminole, Florida What is Dementia? Dementia is a collective term used to describe the symptoms that individuals with different brain disorders/ damage can have with their memory, language, and thinking. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common/ Known disorder under the Dementia umbrella.   What are some potential signs of Dementia? Memory changes that Read more…

New Beginnings

It was glorious to wake up this morning to the sound of birds chirping. As I walked my dog by the lake we were happy to meet some new baby ducks. It gave me a feeling of new beginnings. I have been stalling on some new projects I want to start. So this morning I Read more…

“Alzheimer’s is Preventable” and Other Myths You Should Know About

An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. 1 in 3 seniors die of Alzheimer’s or dementia. A degenerative brain disease, it is the only cause of death in the top ten that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed down. Not everything is Read more…

Managing Family Dynamics When Caregiving

By: Linda Burhans Be careful not to let family dynamics complicate or become an obstacle to effective family caregiving. Personal family histories and dynamics typically don’t change just because our roles and dependencies change. If you develop strategies, you’ll be able to avoid conflict and unhealthy patterns. This way you will be able to stay Read more…

Journaling to Cope

Providing care to someone you love is a stressful time as you are not only providing physical and social care for your loved one, you are also dealing with your own feelings and emotions.  A strategy that many caregivers use as an outlet for their stress is journaling.  Journaling is a one tool you can Read more…

Say goodbye to loneliness

One of the most difficult things seniors sometimes face is feeling lonely. They may feel isolated from family members who don’t live nearby, they may be dealing with living alone after the loss of a spouse, or they may have an illness or physical condition that keeps them from doing the things they used to Read more…

Are you part of the Sandwich Generation?

By Gary Joseph LeBlanc – Guest Blogger   I have often been offered the opportunity to hear, once again, the many voices of diverse caregivers. Their honest, heartfelt conversations concerning current trials and hardships are very moving. I was surprised, however, when I realized that most of what these dear people were describing to me Read more…

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME

When most people think about protecting themselves at home they automatically focus on security and protection from burglaries and other common crimes.  This type of protection is of course important for seniors, but just as important is protecting yourself from injury and other safety hazards. Security and physical protection It’s hard to think about the Read more…

Faith And Cancer

I know when I was on the cancer journey with my mother, faith was a very important part of the process. As I cared for my mother during this very intimate time our faith brought us closer together. Time and time again I have also found this to be true in the support groups that Read more…

How To Improve Your Memory

By: Linda Burhans Increasingly, scientists and researchers are confirming a link between keeping your brain active and  reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.  While there is no guarantee, of course, more and  more evidence shows that at the very least, actively working to improve your memory and keep your  brain active also helps to Read more…

Dementia and Inappropriate Behavior

By: Linda Burhans Recently at one of my support groups I asked if there were any challenging situations the caregivers were dealing with. Suddenly a woman burst into tears. “I don’t know how to say this.” She cried. “But my wonderful loving uncle who has been so kind to me his entire life, has recently Read more…

Nuggets For Caregivers

By: Linda Burhans 1. Know YOU have enormous influence – both Positive and Negative 2. Eat healthy and get enough REST 3. Take ONE day at a time 4. TALK to others about how you feel 5. Set BOUNDARIES for yourself and for your loved one 6. Set up a BACKUP plan 7. Remember you Read more…