Category: Caregiving Tips

Alzheimer’s Experts Reveal The Latest Discoveries From Scientific American Publications

Alzheimer’s Outlook 2015 An exclusive forum on Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment — where a panel of leading experts shares what’s new, what’s ahead, and what really matters for anyone confronting the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. * *

Senior Safety Summit in McLean Virginia February 6, 2015

There is a safety summit being put on by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.    McLean Community center, here are the details. Senior Safety Summit: “Safety in Our Community – Preventing the 911 Call” On February 6, Dranesville Supervisor John

My Approach to getting Parents to accept help-from Founder Patricia Williams

  How do you discuss needed changes with an older family member? If you ran into risky signs while visiting your older relative in December, try talking to them. Scary. Convincing an older person that they have problems – can

Virginia Respite Voucher Program information

Virginia has a program to help home caregivers get a little respite.    The detail below were taken from the State of Virginia’s website. The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program was created to provide reimbursement vouchers to home-based family caregivers

Tracking Device for Seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia-Shoe implant

I just learned of a GPS tracking device that goes in a persons shoe.   Trade name Smart Sole, see http://www.gpssmartsole.com. Here is a quote from one of the stakeholders; Andrew Carle, Executive-in-residence at George Mason University. I believe the

Dealing with Serious Illness in the Elderly, ideas for Companions

I found this article from the Community Hospice Care of Coastal Cities and thought they had some good ideas.   Here are some Practical suggestions they had for persons with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other disease/illness that strike the elderly. 1) Don’t avoid me. 

The Freedom to Simplify

To everything there is a season. We’ve all heard that, haven’t we? And as we start getting older we realize how true it is. When we’re young we accumulate things. We raise families, we build our “nests.” But as we

Welcome to Our New Site

Welcome to GraceFul Care’s new website! We have updated our site to give you easier access to the information you need in caring for your loved one – care when you need it! In addition to information on our staff,