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Clearing Clutter, Boosting Health: The Hidden Benefits of Spring Cleaning

April 3, 2024 — Spring is here! For many, the season signifies a time for renewal. As the spring fever energy ramps up, there are a variety of health benefits to harnessing the urge to purge. Besides burning a few calories through physical activity, the act of cleaning can be therapeutic in other ways. By decluttering our spaces, we... Read More

Love’s Lasting Legacy: Honoring Relationships Touched By Dementia

February 7, 2024 — Love is a powerful force that knows no boundaries! It transcends time, age, and even the profound challenges that life may throw our way including dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Dementia slowly erodes memories, impairs verbal and cognitive abilities and is associated with a number of brain diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.... Read More

Speaking their language: Enhancing Communication with Elders Living with Dementia

October 12, 2023 — Social isolation is one of the most common and heartbreaking experiences those with dementia face as they struggle with the disease. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people experiencing cognitive decline can lead lives of value, purpose, and connection. The key to unlocking meaningful engagement lies with their family and loved ones... Read More

Spring Allergies? 7 Tips to Nip them in the Bud!

April 19, 2023 — Allergy season can be a challenging time for everyone, but it can be particularly difficult for older adults. As people age, their immune systems may weaken, making them more susceptible to allergies and related health complications. However, with the right preparation and care, seniors can manage their allergy symptoms and stay healthy during the spring... Read More

How to Avoid Heartbreak with Romance Scams 

February 9, 2023 — It’s February and love is in the air, but one romantic trend that is always a heartbreaker are romance scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, romance scams claimed $138 million from adults aged 60 and older in 2020 during the Covid pandemic; and they continue to be prevalent, especially among the elderly. Older people... Read More

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