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Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness | At Home Senior Care

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness | At Home Senior Care

It’s long been a hush-hush topic, and the stigmas continue today, but mental illness, in one form or another, affects at least tens of millions of Americans. October is National Mental Health Month, and At Home Senior Care would like to help break the chains of silence in honor of all those who are struggling with a mental illness. We would also like to encourage them to never give up on seeking t...

Read more | Published on Oct 13, 2016


You’re Not Alone! 3 Ways to Successfully Enlist Help with Senior Care

You’re Not Alone! 3 Ways to Successfully Enlist Help with Senior Care

We’re a do-it-yourself culture; one that particularly values independence, and applauds individuals who pull themselves up by their bootstraps and handle just about everything independently. But the truth is, there are certain things we just can’t carry out without help; issues that may very well induce harm to ourselves or possibly other people if we abstain from exploring help and support....

Read more | Published on Oct 10, 2016


Family Caregivers: Try These Tips to Create Life Hacks for Seniors

Family Caregivers: Try These Tips to Create Life Hacks for Seniors

Those who’ve ever spent time with young children recognize what a treasure chest of creativity results from a bag stuffed with assorted odds and ends. Popsicle sticks, buttons, clothes pins, and paper clips can be changed from their typical mundane uses into princesses, mythical beasts, race cars, or a family of teddy bears - the options are limitless!...

Read more | Published on Oct 06, 2016


How to Know When a Parent May Be Ready for Vermont Elder Care

How to Know When a Parent May Be Ready for Vermont Elder Care

Walking through your parents’ home where you grew up can certainly make you feel nostalgic as you remember all of the good times. The finished wood stairs you used to practice tap dance routines on, much to your father's dismay. The fading lines on the wall behind the kitchen door that marked each year's growth for you and your siblings. You know that your parents want to age in place in the comfo...

Read more | Published on Sep 15, 2016


Design Thinking: Learn How It Can Benefit Senior Care in Vermont

Design Thinking: Learn How It Can Benefit Senior Care in Vermont

A recent buzz phrase, “design thinking,” has become equated with creating products targeted towards seniors. However, its true purpose actually encompasses so much more: creating a solution through products that make life easier – regardless of age....

Read more | Published on Sep 09, 2016


A Cure for Alzheimer’s: Why We’ve Never Been Closer

A Cure for Alzheimer’s: Why We’ve Never Been Closer

With Alzheimer's research dollars now totaling over $900 million, is it possible the race towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease could be entering the home stretch? As those with loved ones impacted by the disease watch and wait with bated breath, a variety of trials – some with greater success than others – seem to be pointing to a similar conclusion: rather than one silver bullet to cure...

Read more | Published on Sep 05, 2016


Senior Caregivers: Be Aware of These Hidden Dangers of Senior Dehydration

Senior Caregivers: Be Aware of These Hidden Dangers of Senior Dehydration

Because seniors are typically engaged in fewer strenuous activities than when they were younger, it may seem counterintuitive to worry about dehydration. However, as many as 31% of older adults are diagnosed with dehydration, partly due simply to the normal aging process. And the benefits of helping seniors stay hydrated are monumental: less falls, better orthopedic rehabilitation, even a reduced ...

Read more | Published on Aug 28, 2016


Tips to Manage Difficult Dementia Mood Swings from At Home Senior Care

Tips to Manage Difficult Dementia Mood Swings from At Home Senior Care

If you are caregiving for a spouse or parent with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease, and one of the most difficult is the change in moods – the night and day difference from that sweet, kind person into a bitter, fussy bully....

Read more | Published on Aug 25, 2016


How Vermont Senior Care Is Helping Seniors Realize Lifetime Goals

How Vermont Senior Care Is Helping Seniors Realize Lifetime Goals

“Someday…”...

Read more | Published on Aug 07, 2016


Rutland Walk to End Alzheimer's

Rutland Walk to End Alzheimer's September 10, 2015...

Read more | Published on Apr 20, 2016


Exceptional Retiree Awards

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Equinox Village and its sponsors are pleased to open nominations for the 4th Annual Exceptional Retiree Awards....

Read more | Published on Feb 24, 2015


How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit

Seniors Exercise for Brain Health

For those of us hoping to keep our brains fit and healthy well into middle age and beyond....

Read more | Published on Mar 29, 2014


Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

Senior Caregiving

When you hear the word "caregiver" you probably picture someone caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease. But a caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need......

Read more | Published on Jan 22, 2014


Home Alone with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's and Elderly Assistance

How do you know when it's safe to leave a loved one with Alzheimer's home alone?...

Read more | Published on Dec 01, 2013


Undiagnosed Dementia

Caring for Dementia

(Reuters) - About 28 million of the nearly 36 million people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias have not been diagnosed....

Read more | Published on Aug 16, 2012

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