16 ways to sleep better . . . so you can be a better caregiver

We’ve all had those sleepless nights in which we toss and turn, look at the clock and feel stressed that we aren’t going to get enough sleep. When you are caring for someone else–whether it’s a toddler, sick relative or … Continue reading

How lack of sleep can lead to osteoporosis . . . and what to do about it.

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and just when we thought we didn’t need one more thing to worry about, The Endocrine Society has published a new study linking prolonged sleep disturbance with bone loss in men. The study researchers found that … Continue reading

How to increase GABA, your brain’s calming chemical

Everyone is stressed out these days. But caregivers are dealing with pandemic stress on top of normal caregiving stress. And if you live in the West, you may be dealing with the stress of being evacuated because of wildfires, or … Continue reading

Is it okay to leave a person with Alzheimer’s home alone?

This is a tricky question. The short answer is it depends. It depends on a lot of things. But if you are asking the question, the answer is probably no. Use this assessment questionnaire. These issues are difficult to think … Continue reading

Is your loved one in denial about their Alzheimer’s diagnosis?

After my husband had a heart attack in 1994, a friend told him that he appeared to have one foot in heaven. Morris was more focused on the celestial world and less engaged in his life on earth. He hibernated … Continue reading

Why it’s important to get an early diagnosis when cognitive problems appear

There were several indications that something was wrong with my husband two years before he was diagnosed. This tall, good-looking man, a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, was having trouble calculating how much … Continue reading

Does Intravenous Vitamin C Work for COVID-19?

Doctors are using intravenous vitamin C to treat COVID-19 patients in China and Italy, where clinical trials are being conducted. Doctors in some areas of the U.S. are using it. Although it isn’t standard protocol in hospitals here, you can … Continue reading

Keep your cool with healthy summertime smoothies and popsicles.

It’s hot and you’re probably stressed like most of the world. It’s especially important to keep up with your supplement and exercise regimen, and eat well. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the bounty of summer fruits and delicious … Continue reading

The most important supplements you need for protection against COVID-19 and influenza

  We’re already getting warnings from the CDC and other prominent doctors and scientists that COVID-19 is not going away. Coupled with the influenza threat, which normally starts around October and lasts through March or April, it’s a good idea … Continue reading

20 Natural Remedies for Depressed Caregivers (and everyone else)

Lots of us have experienced some form of depression during this pandemic. It may have been fleeting or may have set in for a longer period of time. If you’re a caregiver your “blues” may have cascaded into feelings of … Continue reading