Spreading Awareness About Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2022-11-18T10:56:21-05:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , |

Spreading Awareness About Alzheimer’s Disease Did you know? One in seven Americans age 60 and older have a brain condition that could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease? It’s called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that’s often confused with normal aging, because the symptoms are very subtle - such as forgetting people’s names [...]

Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s

By |2022-08-02T12:54:36-05:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , |

Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Your aging loved one just received a devastating diagnosis… Alzheimer’s disease. Now what? “For those who have never cared for a family member or friend with the disease, it can be overwhelming,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “When my stepmom was diagnosed [...]

The Benefits of Music Therapy

By |2022-07-14T15:02:30-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Music Therapy We know music is good for the soul, but did you know it’s also good for the mind? Studies show that music brings our senses to life and stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time, including those that affect language, mood and movement. Through research at the [...]

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it?

By |2022-06-22T14:43:20-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it? If you’re caring for a loved with with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may have noticed an increase in confusion, anxiety or even aggression at the end of the day. This type of late day confusion is often referred to as sundowning. [...]

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

By |2022-06-22T14:46:36-05:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , |

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day The summer solstice - it’s the day with the most light… the longest day.  On June 21st, people from around the world will mark the occasion by shining a light on Alzheimer’s - honoring those living with the disease and their caregivers, for whom every day [...]

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow

By |2022-06-22T14:48:15-05:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Home Care, Senior Living and Home Care Events|Tags: , , |

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow When Mark and Sierra Goetz founded the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), they did so with a vision of arming today’s spectrum of caregivers with hope, high-impact resources and the promise of a better tomorrow.  One way they’re doing that is through HCAN’s new Family and Friends Dementia Education class [...]