Stress, Lifestyle and the Bank Balance

Money can’t buy happiness is the old saying that we fall back on when times are tough and the bank account isn’t looking too good. This saying does give a measure of comfort, but it is only fleeting, because once the thought of happiness has come up, then we start asking ourselves, Are we really are happy?

It is true you can’t actually go out and buy happiness. There is not a ratio of happiness to money, the more money you have will not make you that much happier, but with little money there is worry and stress. There is a strong ratio between stress and health

Financial stress is probably the number one concern for most people. It is hard to enjoy life when you are always worried about the next cent. Major stress has a trickle down effect on your health.

If you are not sleeping well because you are worried about unpaid bills, this will gradually take its toll on your body. Adequate rest is essential for good health.
If you are juggling two jobs and not eating properly your body won’t be able to cope. When you need a paycheck, you need to be fit enough to earn it.

The amount of choices you are free to make is directly related to how much money you have. Wealth can help you to achieve lifestyle that improves your health, because you are under less stress, have the time and money to eat the right diet, and live in a healthy environment. We all want lifestyle and not necessarily the million dollar kind. Some folks dreams are very ordinary. There is nothing ordinary though, about getting the extra money to achieve them.

Our dream was to be able to live aboard a sailing boat and we did manage it for a few short periods. No matter what we tried, we were never able to amass enough money to do it permanently.

We tried everything; sales jobs that were supposed to earn us fabulous commissions; being self employed that was to give us the ability to expand and the tax breaks that come with it; network marketing had all the potentials but none of the rewards. We even tried gambling systems and get rich quick schemes. At one time we were doing five jobs, as in physical jobs between us and still we were going nowhere.

The crunch came when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. During my recovery, I had a lot of time to think and I decided I wasn’t happy with our lifestyle, or rather our way of life, as there was no “style” to it! We had sold our last yacht and moved ashore to give our two children a chance at going to university. Now they had left home, (they were both traveling the world, not going to university) we decided to buy another boat and have another shot at the dream.
In the beginning the cash flow had to come from conventional jobs. But that was okay because at the end of the day, when we sat on the deck having our sundowner we were living part of the dream.

We decided what we needed was a “portable income”. That is an income that we could earn while we were on the move, an income that would allow us to stay on our yacht and cruise when we felt like it. We could have moved to the mountains or a beach. We didn’t have to consider commuting to work or being in a populated area to give us an income.

Technological advances have made it easier to do business on the move via wireless broadband. So it was a logical choice for us to look in this direction to create our portable income. In the past, to have a telephone and computer connections meant having a place of residence and staying put. Not any more. We can literally have our office on board a boat.

I always worried about money, and when we got into debt I couldn’t cope. My biggest dream was to be debt free. We don’t have a big yacht, but we do have a lifestyle. Not constantly worrying about money, takes years off your age.

A portable income is exciting for us because now we can begin to think about other things we’d like. Old dreams can be brought out again and dusted off, because suddenly it’s possible to think beyond a weekly paycheck.


How to Green Up Your Lifestyle and Save Money

Unless you live in a cave on a remote island, without any method of communicating with the outside world, you will know that global warming and resource depletion are environmental issues that are not about to go away.

The environment has steadily moved its way up everyone’s agenda as we are more conscious about recycling and the amount of energy and water we waste.

With so much information bombarding our senses on environmental issues, there’s no doubt about it, understanding how best to ‘green up’ our lifestyle can be difficult and confusing.

We can all learn a lesson from big business, which has realised that by applying some commonsense to how they operate, they can improve their image, satisfy the demands of increasingly ‘eco-aware’ shareholders, and meet the increasing ‘green’ demands of customers by making changes to many of the products we buy from them. However, the key factor with business is improving their ‘bottom-line’. If being greener cost them more, they would be highly unlikely to make changes.

For those of us that care about trying to ‘do our bit’ for the environment, but not necessarily classifying ourselves as ‘rainbow warriors’ or ‘tree huggers’, we face a dilemma. What can we do to make a difference, without going so far as building a composting toilet in our gardens?

There is nothing wrong about modeling our approach to being greener on how the big corporations are approaching the matter. Essentially the key way they are doing this is by cutting out waste to become more efficient.

Here are three top tips on how to green up your lifestyle and save money.

1: Reduce the Amount of Food You Throw-away

In the UK, 30% of all the food we buy is thrown away. The food waste will generally end up in landfill, where as it degrades turns into a greenhouse gas about 19 times more potent than the carbon dioxide everyone associates with global warming.

There are a number of reasons why we throw away so much of the food we buy. When food reaches ‘best before’ date, there is no need to consign it to the rubbish bin. Best before is a ‘quality’ cut off point set by the manufacturers. If the food has been stored properly it will still be edible some time after that date.

We often buy too much food at the supermarket, possibly due to those irresistible BOGOF offers (buy one get one free). Write a list and try sticking to it.

Most of us have our fridges set at the wrong temperature. For optimum performance they should be set between 3-5 degrees Celsius.

If you apply the ‘bottom-line’ rule, it is clear that if you throw-away 30% of the food you buy, you are wasting 30% of your money.

Do a quick calculation to see how much you are throwing away each year. If you spend £80 per week on food for you and your family then you’re wasting £1,248 per year of your hard-earned cash.

2: Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Energy efficiency in the home is all about reducing waste.

If your home is poorly insulated, e.g.: little or no loft insulation; has un-insulated cavity walls, or draughty doors and windows, then you are literally throwing your money away by helping to heat the outside of your house!.

Call your local Council and ask for energy efficiency for advice. If you can’t get assistance there, contact a registered and approved insulation company and ask for free survey of your property. There are usually grants available to assist off-setting the cost.

If you run your central heating with an old boiler, you will need to replace it at some point. When it finally expires, ensure that the replacement boiler is not ‘over-sized’ for you property, as this will cost you money in the long-run, as it will not be operating efficiently.

Make sure you have programmer and room thermostat fitted to control your boiler. Thermostatic radiators valve will also help save you money and help control the temperature in your home more effectively.


How to Help Employees Balance Their Work and Home Lives

The pursuit of a balanced lifestyle has a long and impressive history. Recorded interest in the topic dates back several thousand years. The concept of balance has received renewed attention more recently as people, often under stress, strive to juggle work and home commitments. Helping people balance their work and home life has become an additional expectation of managers who themselves are trying to balance their own. Here are some ways to help yourself and others achieve a balanced lifestyle…

1. Keep things in perspective. 
In Success: Full Living, Justin Belitz provides a simple method of breaking down life’s activities into seven categories which he calls the ‘7Fs’-Fun, Family, Friends (Social Life), Finances (Work), Fitness (Health), Faith, and Formal and informal education. He stresses that his categories are only suggestive and can be added to or subtracted from depending on your belief system. It’s the process that’s the important thing. Balance is achieved by attending equally to each of the 7Fs, Belitz says. Conversely, when some are emphasized at the expense of others, imbalance occurs, requiring a review of life practices and a return to a more balanced lifestyle.

2. Monitor behavior-yours and others.
No one is expecting you to become a qualified psychologist or lifestyle counsellor. In your management role, however, you are likely to be able to help others lead a more balanced lifestyle. You are aware, for example, that people’s behaviors have been learnt-from their upbringing, their schooling, and by modeling significant others. And some people can be oblivious to the detrimental effects that their behavior can have on themselves and others. By people-watching in your organization, you will come to realise those who lead a more balanced lifestyle than others and those for whom intervention could help. The ways that you manage these situations will influence your behavior, too.

3. Recognize work-life balance problems.
As a manager, you might find it hard to judge whether you are encouraging your staff to balance their commitments at work with those at home. Tell-tale signs of poor work-life balance include:

• employees doing a lot of overtime
• employees taking a lot of time off to deal with ” emergencies” involving children or other dependents
• high levels of employee stress
• high rates of absenteeism
• high levels of staff turnover

If you want to ensure your business is one which encourages a healthy work-life balance, the first step is to talk to your employees, their representatives and supervisors about where improvements could be made. There is no right answer or approach that works for every business, although there are a handful of tried-and-tested techniques which can help.

4. Consider the options.
There are no hard-and-fast rules on what constitutes a healthy work-life balance. Much will depend on your business’ operational requirements and the needs of your employees. The UK Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service suggests the following options:

Flexible working practices 
Part-time working, flexitime, job-sharing, home working, and self-rostering (allowing employees to
choose which shifts to work).

Flexible working lives. 
Policies that encourage flexible working lives include unpaid career breaks and paid sabbatical schemes. These are a cost-effective way to retain valued staff or reward those with long service. Allowing your employees extra days off work – whether paid or unpaid – can improve their work-life balance. Holiday purchase schemes enable employees to buy additional – usually limited – holidays on top of their annual entitlement. You could consider giving employees maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave in excess of the statutory minimum, e.g. higher pay or longer leave.

Such schemes give employees a measure of control over how their working lives are organized and
foster greater employee loyalty and commitment.

Making the working environment more attractive
Improvements to the working environment can boost morale and help you retain valued staff. Typical techniques include: free exercise classes, free/subsidized canteen, company days out, childcare vouchers, funding/time off for learning.

Job design
Consider improving the quality of employees’ work lives by designing jobs so they provide: some variety of method, location or skills; regular feedback on their performance; discretion in the timing, sequence
and pace of work; opportunity for problem-solving and learning/personal development; specific responsibilities for achieving tasks or goals; an understanding of how they contribute to the final product/service.

5. Be flexible.
It’s not the amount of time that people spend at work that’s important, but how effective they are while they are there. You will find that working hours can become more flexible when your focus is on outcomes. Parents often need this flexibility. No matter how well they think they have organized their time, something invariably happens to prove them wrong-children with flu, school meetings, or a family pet that needs to be taken to the vet. And unexpected demands on time are not confined to employees with children. Medical appointments, emergency dental care, and professional development activities are just some of the reasons why flexible working hours are worth considering. Show your preparedness to act in the best interests of your proven performers.


Choosing a Dog to Fit Your Lifestyle and Personality

You’ve seen an adorable puppy at just that right time, and you really want to get one. Before deciding to adopt a dog, consider your lifestyle and whether it is suitable for owning a dog, and if so, what type of dog would be a good fit for you.

Owning and caring for a canine companion is a long-term commitment, and should be looked at carefully before making the decision to adopt one. There are many aspects of your lifestyle that can tell you whether it’s a good decision for you to get a dog right now, what type of dog would be a good fit for you, and whether you and your lifestyle would be a good fit for a dog. Your personality can make a big difference, as well, in which type of dog you should either lean toward, or steer away from. Regardless of size or breed, all dogs need love and affection, and daily interaction, from their humans. I think this is absolutely critical to consider.

Look at Your Current Lifestyle. Do you live in a house with a yard, or have a small apartment? A large or active breed of dog needs more room, thus if you live in an apartment, a small dog would be a better choice. Also, consider if you have the time and are willing to exercise your dog each day if it does not have a yard to run in. Are you a walker or jogger or have an active family with children? In these cases a canine companion might be a great fit. Do you live alone, or is someone home a number of hours in the day? If no one is home very often, a dog is not the best pet for you. They need companionship and exercise daily. However, if you are gone most of the day, but are willing to exercise your dog on a daily basis, and can spend at least a few hours of the day with it, a dog might be a good fit. In this situation, consider getting two dogs as companions for each other for when you are away from home.

Consider Your Personality. It can make a big difference in which type of dog you should either lean toward, or steer away from. If your favorite pastime is reading a good book, get a dog that likes to curl up next to you on the couch. On the other hand, if you like outdoor activities such as jogging or hiking, you may want to consider a larger, active dog with a higher energy level. There are many different breeds to fit whatever is your style. Are you a “neat nick” and need everything in its place? Will dog hair on the furniture, dog toys on the floor, and the occasional mess in the house bother you? Consider these things when making your decision. If you answer yes to these questions, there are non-shedding, smaller breeds that might be a good choice for adoption.

Think About Future Lifestyle Considerations. As a dog lives about 10-15 years, you must keep this in mind when deciding to get a dog. Ten or fifteen years are a long time in which lifestyle changes might occur. These might include changes to your household, such as a new baby or a grandparent moving in, changing jobs or moving. Because of dog’s unique relationship with humans, when we adopt a dog, it becomes a member of our family as a companion. They rely on us, love and protect us, and give us companionship and devotion. They are literally family members, not conveniences. Whatever happens in those 10-15 years, you have a dog to consider.

When choosing to get a dog, definitely consider your lifestyle and personality before you make that decision. This will help you decide whether owning a dog is right for you, and what type of dog would be a good match for you. Adopting a dog is a life-changing decision. It can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling of your life. Make it the right one for you.


Lifestyle Change – Change Your Lifestyle and Work From Home!

You can make a lifestyle change quite easily in our days, first of all you need to work out what kind of lifestyle change you are looking for and make a move towards it! Achieving a lifestyle change is not difficult it is only a matter of wanting to do so then take the next step and do it! Alright, first of all we need to help you work out whether you want a lifestyle change as a result of a career change and start working from home or you just want to change your lifestyle all together and move someplace else and live a different life? Either way, whichever option you decide to chose you can achieve this change by doing a little extra work at home on your computer and start your own little online business and run it by going online for only a couple of hours a day and learn some new marketing techniques and skills.

This is off course will be your first stepping stone towards running your own business and working from home and generate enough revenue to be able to eventually quit your day job and build your online business further to make larger lump sums of money that will directly contribute to your lifestyle change and will be a part of your lifestyle change already. Alright you might be thinking that running your own business online involves having some sort of your own product that you have to then sell over the internet or be a part of Multi Level Marketing scheme of some sort, or provide some kind of service that people are in need of and will pay to use your services. You may take those steps as an internet income stream if you wish but they are in fact much harder than Affiliate Marketing.

I strongly recommend starting your own online campaign and concentrate purely on being an affiliate and selling other someone else products, because believe me it is much easier to advertise for some other product that already established itself and is well known and just receive commission for your efforts which is in fact generally pretty good one, or start from scratch and develop your own product or service that generally takes forever and costs a lot of money! I recommend affiliate marketing as an online income stream because you can get started right away and receive first payments within a week! Then you can build your affiliate campaigns to a next level and increase the commissions you receive dramatically!

If you want to finally change your lifestyle and become an affiliate marketer as a second flow of income and eventually quit your job and become affiliate marketer for a living then first I strongly recommend that you learn some essential affiliate techniques and resources that are available online for you!

Good luck with your lifestyle change and affiliate marketing!

Finance, Lifestyle And Benefits Of A Finance Calculator

Life style is now a debatable topic for everyone. When lifestyle comes to our mind we get straight. It is true that lifestyle and finance are co-related to each other. You can’t maintain a good lifestyle if you have poor income resources. So it is clear that finance and lifestyle need to co-exist in some form. Lifestyle deals with buying the latest fashionable accessories and gadgets or any home appliances. So money is the key word for you so that you will deserve to such kind of lifestyle. If you don’t have enough money to maintain lifestyle, then you need not to spend the money.

The ideal lifestyle should be in form of financial stability. Make sure your financial status is good then go for maintaining lifestyle. It will be foolish to dreaming lifestyle if you have not capacity maintain it. So that it will make you bankrupt. Don’t go through the artificial magazine flash, they will make debarred from your society. As there is a proverb “cut according to your cloth” is really true. Give focused to your financial strength. Make sure that which life style will suit with you then you will go for investment.

Every body wants to maintain lifestyle as they saw their neighbor’s lifestyle. It is the mistake that the common people think that they sufficient money. But the concept is absolutely wrong. As to show their status symbol they are spending money with out any hesitation. The Gandhian principle is actually to follow by every one. Finance is the first thing you need to consider when you go for a certain lifestyle.

Benefits Of A Finance Calculator: You will often found pundits or gurus are using a finance calculator while they determine your mortgage or home loan payments of your personal finance. Many people do not understand of finance calculator and their functions. As the software technology develops, many people are unknown to these products. But there is sufficient information on internet that you can get more details. This is not because they are too complex to understand, but because people simply do not see their relevance. Even the salesman tries to persuade about the finance calculator with all sorts of hype, still you unaware to try the demo. If it is something new and foreign, we need to treat it carefully.

A finance calculator is a small computer device that can perform variety of specific finance calculations. The main purpose of a finance calculator is that you can use it for long term calculations of your budget or your home loan or car loan or any classroom calculation. This financial calculator is designed with some finical variable to analyze the complex financial equations. It is much better than a simple calculator. You can calculate and analyze your own personal budget. Finance calculator is only for you to account your daily financial analysis.


Read Some Lifestyle And Home Remedies For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a body condition in which the pressure of the blood keeps elevating from 140/90mm Hg. The condition can be designated as primary hypertension or secondary hypertension. It is also famous as silent killer as most of the times, the symptoms of this disease is not clearly visible. If not controlled for a long duration, hypertension can result in hardening of arteries, heart muscles, heart attacks, blood vessel damage, etc.

When you visit a doctor for the treatment of hypertension, he generally suggests you several medications. However, in this problem, only medications won’t help, you need to pick some natural high blood pressure remedies along with.

Besides this, there are several supplements for high blood pressure which can bring the satisfactory results soon-

Eat healthy food- a healthy diet in hypertension includes dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) dieting. This mainly emphasizes on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat foods. One must consume lots of potassium and prevent from taking less saturated fat or total fat.

Lower down the salt intake of your diet-a healthy individual can take up to 2300 mg of sodium in a day while a hypertension patient must aim for 1500 mg of salt in a day. Besides lowering the table salt content in your food, you must also pay attention to the salts present in processed foods like canned soups, frozen dinners, etc.

Healthy weight- in order to be healthy, maintaining a healthy weight is the essential condition for all. You need to regularly keep a check on your weight and try to bring it in the normal BMI range.

Enhance your physical activity- a healthy mind and body will keep the increased readings under control. Therefore, try to involve in some sort of physical activity for sure. This physical activity must at least include 30 minutes of walk daily.

Stop alcohol- alcohol can result in hypertension in a normal patient too. Therefore, try to limit your daily alcohol doses and maintain it in moderation. For women, one drink a day is suggested while for men two drinks a day are sufficient.

Smoking is prohibited: if you want to get rid of your hypertension problem, you must immediately stop smoking. Tobacco inhaled during smoking causes hardening of arteries. Your doctor can help you in quitting your habit.

Manage stress- some health coping techniques like relaxation, deep breathing, plenty of sleep are some of the best remedies for high blood pressure.

Monitoring of hypertension at home- while treating and taking supplements for high blood pressure, you continuously have to take your BP readings to keep a track of your improvements. You must see that whether medications and other regular efforts are working or not. If it is so, you may fewer down your visits to doctors.


Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Morton’s Neuroma

A neuroma is a growth that can develop in certain parts of the body. Morton’s neuroma is a neuroma that develops in the foot. When one or more of the nerves running from the heels and feet to the toes thickens, Morton’s neuroma can occur.

In the initial stages of neuroma, the symptoms can only be felt during certain activities or when wearing certain types of shoes. The symptoms include feeling of burning, stinging, or numbness of the feet or toes. If left untreated, it can develop into a chronic painful condition.

The most basic way to manage neuroma is by resting the feet. Take a break and reduce high impact activities such as dancing, jogging, running, and aerobic exercises.

Gently massaging the area with a topical pain reliever can also provide comfort. Regular ice massage can also help reduce the pain. Apply ice to the ball of the foot, not directly to the toes. It is important not to freeze the area but just to apply the ice for 5 to 10 minutes at a time, every two to four hours.

Stretching exercises may also assist in relieving the pressure on the feet. The stretches should be held for at least 10 seconds to get the most benefit. These stretches include the plantar fascia stretch, wall stretch, calf stretch, bottle roll, and tower stretch. In stretching the plantar fascia, grasp the heel in one hand while the other hand is on the toes. Gently pull the forefoot and toes to create a slight pull along the bottom of the foot. The wall stretch is done by facing the wall with the feet apart. Place both hands on the wall while one foot steps back. Bend the knees and lean into the wall while keeping the heels on the floor. Using a bottle full of ice, roll it back and forth along the bottom of the foot. This is called the bottle roll. The towel stretch involves sitting on the floor with legs stretched. Place the ball of the foot in the middle of a towel while grasping both ends to pull your forefoot back.

Another simple remedy is by using a gel pad to cushion the ball of the foot. Wearing wider shoes with a padded insole can help. Also, changing footwear and choosing shoes with a broad toe box will lessen compression on the neuroma. Women should refrain from wearing high heeled shoes and opt for flat shoes instead.

Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and aspirin can relieve pain and decrease swelling.

If these home treatments for neuroma fail and the pain is severe or persistent, see a doctor for treatment. Your podiatrist may recommend corticosteroid injections, alcohol injections, or surgery as a last resort.


Improve Your Health and Looks With a Better Lifestyle and Home Exercise Equipment

There seems little doubt that most of us eat too much and get too little exercise these days. It has been the lot of mankind throughout history to be worn down by effort and toil as they attempt to produce enough food, fuel and shelter to look after themselves and their families. These days, thanks to labor saving devices, cheap energy and technology our health problems are more likely to arise from lack of exercise, eating too much rich food and simply not look after ourselves.

We may be naturally lazy as a species but that has helped us develop and progress as we looked for better and easier ways of achieving our objectives. So successful have we been that many of us spend our days sat in a booth at an office and then our evenings are spend sat in an armchair watching TV or browsing the web. Few of us get the exercise our bodies need to stay fit and healthy.

There is a balance we all need to find between our eating habits and the exercise we get. The general idea is that if you eat more than your body burns as energy you are likely to gain weight and if you eat less you lose weight. If you exercise more your body uses more of the energy in the food to build muscle and if there is not enough energy available from your diet you are likely to use the energy stored around your body as fat.

If you find dieting a big problem or you just cannot stick to a restrictive diet when you are trying to lose weight you may find exercise offers a better solution for you. Some people find it hard to motivate yourself for exercise but if you can make it fun and not punish yourself too much when you start out, you should find you start to enjoy the experience and it becomes a habit of exercising you will not want to lose.

Get yourself some home exercise equipment and start with some light exercise to get yourself into that habit of exercising. Even a five minute session is likely to be better than none at all. Use light resistance to just go through the motions of exercising and even with these light weights and short sessions you are likely to feel the benefits as your body becomes more toned and you feel lighter on your feet and more energetic.

It may take a few weeks before you feel the benefit but stick with it and when you become stronger and fitter you will be able to increase the length of time you spend exercising and the resistance you choose. Home gym equipment does not have to be expensive and you can get some great deals on used equipment that may have had very little use by the original purchaser. Many people are not like you and they set out with a heavy workout routine that makes exercising hard and they lose their motivation. Keep it light and fun and you will build up gently and enjoy your exercising.

You should find more about home exercise equipment, how it can benefit you and can also find some great deals on both new and used home gyms and exercise equipment for the home online.


Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Nighttime Wandering

We have all heard stories of sleep walking that are unbelievable, and even chilling; stories of people leaving home, driving, or even doing unspeakable things, all while sound asleep. These episodes are thankfully incredibly rare. However, there is one type of night wandering which is becoming increasingly common and very dangerous. That is the nighttime wandering of those suffering from forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. For people with a spouse or loved one who is prone to wandering at night, whether due to sleepwalking or a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, it can be a worrying experience. There are simple modifications caregivers can make around the house to help keep them safe during their nocturnal wanderings.

To remedy any problem it is always helpful to have some understanding of why the problem is occurring. The National Sleep Foundation’s Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D. explains that Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia greatly disrupt the sleep/wake cycle, so that sufferers experience a greater amount of sleepiness during the day and a broken and uneasy sleep at night. This disrupted sleep often causes people to get up out of bed and wander. This is problematic for the caregiver, who then also experiences sleep disruption. While preventing patients or family members from getting up out of bed at night is nearly impossible there are ways to keep them safe while still getting a restful night’s sleep.

A good place to start is making the home or other accommodation safer, so that patients or family members can wander within the house while caregiver(s) remain asleep without worrying that the wandered will find themselves in a dangerous situation. The simplest method would be to use child gates, stop signs or other distractions that help remind the individual of areas they should not go. However, even though this is effective in many situations it does not alert a caregiver to any potential problems should the wandered ignore the signs. For the types of situations where an alert is required a door alarm or a motion sensor would be more effective. A door alarm is a little device that can easily attach to any door that will send a wireless signal to a receiver that will chime when the door is opened. Caregivers could attach one of these on a bedroom door or even the front door and have the receiver in their bedroom so that the chime could wake them if the door is opened at night. A motion sensor would work in a similar way except in an area that does not have a door. These chimes have volume controls and owners can even attach a flashing light or siren. These louder options are not advised however, as lights and loud noises often frighten those suffering from Alzheimer’s and can make them distressed.

Wandering is one of the most common causes for institutionalization, by instituting some of these suggestions family members are sometimes able to prolong loved ones time in the comfort of home.