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About Molly Wisniewski

Molly Wisniewski has cared for older adults living with dementia for over ten years. She is a recent graduate of the Erickson School, UMBC where she received her M.A. in the Management of Aging Services. Her blog Upside to Aging https://theupsidetoaging.wordpress.com is dedicated to sharing an alternative and more positive side to aging.
Latest Posts | By Molly Wisniewski
3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs
2 weeks ago

3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs

Knowing how to recognize a good opportunity to start looking for long term care options can be difficult. Whether we are looking for ourselves, a family member or a loved one, considering senior care can often signal an unwanted decline in our or their health. Read More

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?
1 month ago

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?

What is a staycation and how can it make caregiving during the summer easier? Let me explain. Read More

5 Easy Summer Recipes: Take the Stress and Mess Out of Cooking This Year
3 months ago

5 Easy Summer Recipes: Take the Stress and Mess Out of Cooking This Year

Everyone seems to be concerned with healthy eating these days. And for a good reason! With so many hidden ingredients in our foods, it’s hard to ever really know for sure what we are putting into our bodies. Read More

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs
4 months ago

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.

However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic. Read More

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia
6 months ago

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia

Our memories mean so much to us. They provide us with a sense of self and stand as a reminder of the journey we have taken in this life. And the memories we share with the people closest to us become an intricate piece of our identity. Read More

3 Tips for Recovering from a Fall and Finding Your Confidence Again
7 months ago

3 Tips for Recovering from a Fall and Finding Your Confidence Again

Winter truly is a beautiful season! White fresh snow covers the ground and the sun glistens on icicles hanging on tree branches and windows. And there is nothing quite like curling up with a cup of tea and a warm blanket to peer out at the wintry scene. Read More

Let’s Celebrate Our Timeless Family Traditions. They Matter!
9 months ago

Let’s Celebrate Our Timeless Family Traditions. They Matter!

The kitchen is often known as the heart of the home, and it has always been my favorite place during the holiday season. The hustle and bustle start shortly after Halloween as the grocery lists get started, and the famous family recipes emerge from their recipe boxes. Read More

4 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Retirement without Breaking the Bank
11 months ago

4 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Retirement without Breaking the Bank

“There’s often a combination of excitement and anxiety as people approach retirement. The excitement comes from having more free time, but the anxiety comes from figuring out how much can I afford to spend? And what will I do with all that time?” – Kevin Reardon Read More

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient
12 months ago

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be an emotional and exhausting process.

A typical day is consumed by activities of daily living, medical care, and the everyday struggles associated with memory loss. When lost in the haze of our daily routine, it can be all too easy to miss out on opportunities to spend quality time with each other. Read More

5 Senior Living Alternatives: Finding a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle
1 year ago

5 Senior Living Alternatives: Finding a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle

Whether caravanning across the outback or floating along in a houseboat, Baby Boomers are finding new and innovative ways to live out their better years. When it comes to senior housing options, the current ‘one size fits all’ model is far from satisfactory for this diverse and active group of Boomers. Read More