While the symptoms of multiple sclerosis may vary between individuals, late-stage MS is evidenced by a marked reduction in mobility and increased dependence on others for the most basic of life functions. Early stages of MS may begin with simple muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, tremors or dizziness and these symptoms increase in intensity over time. Understanding what happens during late-stage MS is vital to help provide a caring and safe environment for your loved one. 

As we age, it can be difficult to realize that we don't simply bounce back from challenges as we did decades before. A fall to a senior could mean much more than a loss of mobility: it could require extensive rehabilitation, surgery or other life-altering challenges. As they're recovering, seniors are likely to need mental as well as physical support in order to improve their health and mobility and these suggestions may help. 

As we age, it’s not unusual for everyone to deal with memory loss. For most people, this could be as simple as forgetting where you last placed your keys or glasses. But, it can be much more impactful for individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Serious memory loss could include everything from… Read More »

Maintaining a high quality of life for your loved one with Parkinson's disease requires determination and education. This includes understanding the various stages of the disease and how you can help your loved one manage through the symptoms. Whether you are simply keeping track of doctor appointments and medications or actively involved in day-to-day support, here are suggestions for caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease.