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5 Tips for Keeping the Thanksgiving Holiday Stress free for Seniors

November 19, 2022 — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for many of us, but for those who gather with frail, older relatives, it can also be a time of stress. Our older family members especially those with hearing, cognitive or physical impairments don’t always handle the holiday bustle as well as others. They can easily be overstimulated or disorientated... Read More

Lost and Found – Reducing the Risk of Wandering with Dementia

October 17, 2022 — Of all the symptoms associated with dementia, wandering is probably the one that elicits the most fear and anxiety in the hearts of loved ones and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in ten people with dementia will wander at least once and many will do so repeatedly. What causes this symptom? Are there... Read More

Aging Life Care – Why we love the work we do!

May 12, 2022 — May is Aging Life Care Month and a reminder of how grateful I and my HealthSense team are to have found passion and purpose in such a rewarding field. As Aging Life Care Professionals®, we work with older clients and their families, meet them where they are, and find solutions to empower them to live... Read More

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

February 21, 2022 — It’s February and the stores are decked out in red love hearts. Chocolate candies are stacked ten deep in the grocery checkout aisles and restaurants are promoting their Valentine’s Day special menu. Love is in the air in all its commercial glory, beckoning us to consume in the name of love. Putting aside all the... Read More

Gathering Responsibly for the Holidays

December 13, 2021 — It’s the holiday season and all of us at HealthSense wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and joyous holiday season! As we look to show our love and appreciation, spending time with others is the most precious gift we can give them. We can wrap this gift with respect and care... Read More

May is Aging Life Care Month

May 7, 2019 — May is Aging Life Care™ Month and this year HealthSense celebrates 13 years in the aging life care consulting field! In honor of Aging Life Care Month and to celebrate you – the family members – for all that you do on the front lines of caregiving, HealthSense is excited to offer a free online e-library.... Read More

The Battle of the Bath

March 16, 2018 — One of the more stressful behavioral issues family and caregivers have when caring for a person with dementia is waging “the battle of the bath.”  If you think about it, a growing fear and resistance to bathing makes sense since the process involves multiple steps and judgments, which may prove cognitively daunting for the person... Read More

The Case of the Missing Documents

February 20, 2018 — It’s tax time and the rush is on to submit the myriad documents necessary for tax filings. This can be a stressful enough time for even the most organized among us, but it is without doubt a time of high anxiety for seniors with cognitive impairments and their families. One of the chief concerns is... Read More

Thanksgiving Is a Time for Gratitude – and Sleuthing Opportunities

November 16, 2017 — Thanksgiving is a time when we gather around the table to give thanks with our families. If you have an aging loved one in your family, it is also a time to nurture your subtle but masterful Sherlock Holmes detective skills. Why? Thanksgiving starts the holiday season – a time when we gather around with our... Read More