So many of you have expressed concerns about the emotional toll associated with your social isolation and resulting loneliness and similar challenges for others you love during this nearly three years of pandemic. You and I too have undoubtedly felt the impact from the many, many days of staying
What if Your Beloved Parent with Alzheimer’s Could Live a Freer, Happier and Healthier Life in a Dementia Village Like This?
What if your beloved parent with Alzheimer’s could live a freer, happier and healthier life in a dementia village like this?
We are sharing here essential terms commonly used by professionals that family caregivers should understand in order to empower them during their journey of love, caring for an aging loved one or an early onset Alzheimer’s parent. Person-centered care: requires understanding the world from the perspective of the individual living with
I am thrilled to share that my book, “Parenting Our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love” has been so well-received that the publisher has decided to release it in paperback this Fall! In the book, you will learn how you can: read the signs your parents need
Please join me on Wednesday, August 17th for a free Caregiver Chat on “The Importance of Caregiver Support Groups.” Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Home Instead gerontologist and caregiving advocate, HFC’s Alexandra Villano and support group member Rayna Katz, will join me as we discuss: How meaningful connections are formed among
Elder Abuse Comes in Many Forms – Appropriate Adult Protective Services Referrals Can Help Reduce Mistreatment
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Horrendously the figures have risen dramatically. “Before the pandemic, it was reported to be around 1 in 10 older adults in the U.S. who experienced elder mistreatment. In 2020, this number doubled to 1 in 5 – a nearly 84% increase.” Please read this enlightening piece about
Friends, All evidence is pointing towards how we can take action in order to prevent the impact of aging and specifically of developing Alzheimer’s. There are a simple series of things to do early on in life but even later on. One of the keys is to keep physically fit.
Most of us have had some concerns about the emotional toll associated with our own social isolation and resulting loneliness during this pandemic. You and I have undoubtedly felt some impact from the many, many days of staying home, donning masks and, oddly, returning on some level to childhood warnings
Individuals with dementia often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Although these symptoms are generally treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, those pharmaceuticals may have significant undesired “side effects.” Pet therapy is increasingly becoming known to be a cost effective and helpful therapeutic intervention
COVID brought us many things – most of which we may not wish to replicate, ever. But COVID has also provided us some opportunities for lessons that wise families with older members will want to take to heart, and thereafter, to act upon. The lessons? We learned about the vulnerability