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 […]

Ways to Start the New Year Fresh for Caregivers

Each and every new year, Great Care takes the opportunity to think about goals and resolutions that will help caregivers reach their fullest potential. In-home caregiving is an emotional experience, and approaching it with positivity, patience, and problem-solving solutions can make a difference in navigating each new day. Pat Riley once said, “If you have a positive […]

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 […]

Honor National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Great Care joins the National Alliance for Caregiving in celebrating the selfless commitment of millions of Americans who care for loved ones. “This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability,” […]

Become a Champion for Alzheimer’s Research

More than 3 million cases of Alzheimer’s are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. So it’s quite possible you’ve been personally impacted by this devastating disease that Great Care works so compassionately to combat. If your experience with Alzheimer’s has motivated you to a calling of advocating for patients, and their families and caregivers, the […]

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: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Patience. It’s a virtue that Great Care caregivers use every day. By definition, patience means, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Those charged with the role of caregiver utilize patience in everything they do, especially when caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Caregivers also utilize […]

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, […]

Parenting a Parent: Facts on Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Great Care is personally familiar with Alzheimer’s disease and the difficult heartbreak it presents to those caregiving for parents and loved ones. And with an early-onset diagnosis, the challenges can present themselves differently. The Alzheimer’s Association defines early-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia, also referred to as younger-onset, as Alzheimer’s that affects people younger than age 65. […]