Director's Corner

Posts in the Director’s Corner category:

Seasonal Depression (Seasonal Defective Disorder)

Seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is related to the change of seasons, most often Fall becoming Winter. It is a type of depression that has been officially recognized by the medical community affecting women twice as often as men and usually has an onset before the age of 21. Decreased sunlight leads […]

Read More

10 Self-Improvement Tips

September is self-improvement month. Here are 10 ways to help you grow. Read a little bit every day. Whether you enjoy biographies, beach reads or dramas, read a little bit every day. Pick up a new hobby. Picking up a new hobby requires you to stretch yourself physically, mentally or emotionally. If you like to […]

Read More

Honoring Our Caregivers

During our annual summer party, we recognize and thank those caregivers who have reached the 10 and 15-year milestones with Adult Foster Care of the North Shore. This year we would like to recognize the following caregivers. 10 years Angennes Akoa Darlene Capsalis Toots Christofferson Yvonne Cosgrove Sue Gagnon Elise Hall Kathleen Hallahan-Surrette Sandra Hicks […]

Read More

Caregiving for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

During early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, both the individual with the disease and the caregiver will need to adjust to the diagnosis and make plans for the future. Here is what to expect as a caregiver in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Learning about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease As a caregiver, learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s […]

Read More

Lowering Caregiver Stress

The responsibility of being a caregiver can be overwhelming. Nearly half of all family caregivers are “somewhat stressed” according to the 2015 National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP Caregiving in America report. More than a third are “highly stressed.” If you’re one of them, you aren’t alone. Don’t let the responsibilities of caregiving overwhelm you. Follow these […]

Read More