Go Purple in June for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Every June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month turns the world purple to promote awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and dementia. As a leader in in-home care services, Great Care joins in the conversation about the brain to share statistics showing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. “Everyone who has a brain is at […]

Holiday Dishes to Boost Your Memory

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are four food types that boost memory: Vegetables, berries, omega-3 fatty acids, and walnuts. And since it’s the holidays, elder care services provider Great Care thought it would be the perfect time to share healthy recipes to nurture brain health. “The best menu for boosting memory and […]

Parenting a Parent: Caregiver Resources

As the need for caregivers increases in today’s aging society, Great Care understands the demand for resources to help them cope with this all-important, much-needed role. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. Of course that […]

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, a time when Great Care shines the light on the 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the U.S. In support of this most-important cause, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with a Purpose,” wearing and displaying the organization’s signature color. And honor Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month by […]

Save the Date: Indy Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Care encourages Hoosiers to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s this fall by joining in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Indianapolis. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s, taking place this year in Indy on Saturday, Sept. 30, further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, […]

Parenting a Parent: Long-distance Caregiving

In helping families with caregiving separated by the miles, Great Care looks to the Alzheimer’s Association for tips. The nonprofit offers guidance in navigating today’s fast-paced world while caregiving, as many families are geographically spread apart. “We are not always able to provide the hands-on care we would like,” the Association says. “While living at […]

Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Awareness in November

The month of November is dedicated to creating awareness for a variety of causes and health-related conditions, including diabetes, eye disease and pancreatic cancer. Great Care takes special pause to also recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month in November. “Many of the families we work with include caregivers for loved ones […]

Alzheimer’s Association Looks at Gender

Nearly two-thirds of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. It’s a statistic drawing attention from researchers. “Research showed us how women experience heart disease differently from men. We need to look at Alzheimer’s in a similar way,” says Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association chief science officer. Great Care is taking note, […]