Forgiveness: It’s Good for You

Award-winning journalist and author Megan Feldman Bettencourt spoke with us about her new book, “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World” and the role of forgiveness in family caregiving. In a 2014 TedX talk, Ms. Bettencourt explained what it means to forgive. The dictionary definition of forgive is “to give up resentment.” “I’m…

Continuing Education for Caregivers – Improving Patience and Understanding

As part of our continuing education program, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore holds quarterly in-services for our caregivers – exploring various topics of discussion that may help to improve their skills when working with their clients. This past May, we all had the opportunity to step into the shoes of our clients – to experience what it’s…

Go Outside and Play!

Are you playing enough? Chances are that if you are out of elementary school, you might not be playing as much as you should, some experts believe. There are many different kinds of play that can be enjoyed at any age and have benefits throughout life, according to experts who study play and its effects…

Staying Engaged

There are a lot of uncertainties after a diagnosis of dementia—for the individual living with the disease and for their family. Yet experts advise staying engaged with life during the early stages of dementia and then keeping someone with dementia engaged as the disease progresses. As a person’s ability to recognize their loved ones recedes…