March 13, 2019 by Dean Bellefeuille

While millions of older adults are struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are struggling with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family caregivers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs on their own, with only 26% seeking professional care assistance. (more…)

 March 6, 2019 by Dean Bellefeuille

Sometimes, the best lessons in life come through experiencing them firsthand; yet the wisdom we can glean from those who’ve walked a similar path before us is invaluable. If you’re providing care for a loved one with dementia and feeling a bit overwhelmed in this uncharted territory, the tips below can help: (more…)

 September 17, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

In our last blog, we shared some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease; but what you may not realize is that depression and Alzheimer’s can present very similar symptoms. For example, memory, concentration, and even motor skills can be affected by both conditions. It’s important to understand and pay close attention to the differences, and then share what you’re seeing in your senior loved one with his or her doctor.


 November 7, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

At Home Independent Living believes that enhancing the emotional lives of our clients is a central part of our mission. Our caregivers are committed to providing the kind of emotionally supportive care that ensures our clients feel loved and respected at every level of memory care. That’s one of the many reasons At Home Independent Living is one of the top rated home care companies in Syracuse, New York. (more…)