Helpful Products and Services

I'm including this page to share some of my favorite products and services in the world of senior and dementia care for your convenience and to help support the cost of the website.

I may receive a small commission if you purchase something through some of these links.

I only recommend products I have used myself and highly recommend or those I have thoroughly vetted.

The Ashton - Drake Galleries Bella Rose Lifelike Baby Doll

This lifelike baby doll has a "heartbeat", “breathes” and “coos”. It even, somehow, smells like a newborn baby, with its soft baby powder scent and super soft skin.

Her cuddly cloth body is fully poseable and is weighted to feel like a real baby in your arms.

It’s incredibly comforting!

So much like a real baby, without all the fussing or pooing!

All Home Care Matters

Resources, tips, and discussions on important age-related topics to help families navigate long-term home care matters.

Memory Lane TV

A multi-sensory and engaging series of programs
adapted for people living with memory loss and their care partners

Positive Aging

Fostering the right solutions & connections for more than 33 years

Positive Aging Retirement Sourcebook

Podcast episode:
Using LEGO® Bricks and Pieces to Create a Positive Experience for those living with Dementia


Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

By Atul Gawande

This book is a must-read for anyone who is aging in America or loves someone who is.

Consider what is most important as life draws nearer to its end - peace, closure and well-being or every  possible last minute regardless of cost?

Read this book before you "need" it to make a profound impact on the last chapter of life. 

Hilltop Heights Home for the Memory Impaired

Hilltop Heights Home for the Memory Impaired

By Laura Herman

I'd be remiss to leave this out!

Written in the early 2000's when I was a young caregiver in a new memory care facility embracing the then-new concept of a homelike -rather than medical - model of dementia care, this collection of stories, quotes and unforgettable characters (at least they're unforgettable to me 😀), warms the heart and highlights how much fun dementia care can be in between the moments of heartache.

Brick By Brick Bonding

By Patty Sherin and Laura Herman

Brick By Brick Bonding introduces a new method of connection and bonding for people living with dementia and their care partners. 

Unlock the power of play with LEGO as an artistic medium of self-expression. Embrace self-care, develop support systems, release expectations, and practice mindful acceptance with the Brick by Brick Bonding method.

Pain Relief


Non-greasy, no offensive odor, no icy-hot feeling. Rubs in easily and feels great. A great way to address stiff joints, achy muscles and increase valuable touch in the lives of our loved ones.

A jar of Penetrex Cream

Safety Equipment

Vive Transfer Belt

Vive Transfer Belt

Transfer belts are more comfortable than traditional gait belts. They're essential for safely assisting a loved one with walking or getting up from a bed or chair.

Read more about the benefits of transfer belts at Safer Senior Care:
 6 Best Gait Belts & Transfer Belts for Moving Seniors: Getting Up Safely!

Stander Security Pole

Stander Security Transfer Pole

Transfer poles can be easily installed in most areas with standard ceilings and can provide a helpful handhold for an older adult to stand up safely and better maintain their independence.

Read more about the benefits of transfer poles at Safer Senior Care:
Best Transfer Poles for the Elderly