Purple Foods Your Parent Should Eat—and Why They Should Eat Them

Purple—it’s the color of royalty. But, did you know it’s also the color of foods that are full of anthocyanins? Anthocyanins are a pigment, or coloration, found in plants. Studies have shown that foods rich in anthocyanins can help with brain health, reduce the risk of cancer, reduce inflammation, and protect against heart disease. And, that’s not all!Purple foods can also:-Help the body to use certain nutrients, like calcium. -Lower cholesterol levels. -Improve eye health. -Make the digestive system work better.If your senior parent’s ... Read more

Alzheimer’s and Delusions – How Can You Tell if Your Mom is Telling the Truth?

You came to visit your mom and found her trembling on the sofa.  She's convinced that her neighbor threatened to shoot her when she took a walk this afternoon.  You know the neighbor, and it seems out of character.  You talk to that neighbor, and he just returned from work.  He only just got home.  He wasn't home when she says this threatening encounter happened.Delusions are a stage of Alzheimer's that are frightening for everyone.  Your mom is certain something happened, ... Read more

Are Behavioral Changes Normal After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The changes that a senior can suffer after experiencing a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be startling for you as a family caregiver.  They might be unexpected or not fit the mold of what you think that such effects should be.  By understanding the changes that are possible after such an injury you can detect when your senior is dealing with such after effects and make changes to your care routine to ensure that they get what they need to ... Read more