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 […]

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness in June

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Great Care is helping educate others on the disease that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, most people with Alzeheimer’s disease, a progressive form of dementia, are diagnosed after age 65. If diagnosed before 65, the disease is generally referred to as early […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skip the Diet Drinks to Avoid the Risks

Skip the diet drinks and opt for water — that’s the message the American Heart Association is relaying in its Stroke Journal Report, and Great Care is taking note. A recent study showed that drinking diet drinks has a possible association with stroke and dementia. However, current science suggests need for more research, says the […]

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 […]