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Micha Shalev

Reasons why a person with dementia may want ‘to go home’

By Micha Shalev Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted  “I want to go home” is one of the most heartbreaking and confounding phrases people with dementia may say to their caregivers, but the meaning behind that phrase is almost always logical. For the most part, “home” can refer to a place, time or even a person. […]

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Safety monitoring of a loved one diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev (Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted) We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to make our lives better, easier or more organized. For families and friends caring at home for ill or frail adults, innovations in health technology promise dramatic changes in the ways health care […]

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What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Alzheimer’s is a terminal disease. This means it has no cure and will end in death. However, there are various medications which can help slow down the progression of the disease, and others that can improve the signs and symptoms, such as sleeplessness, wandering, depression, anxiety and agitation. The […]

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Providing care and resources for individuals, families and caregivers

Submitted by the Alzheimer’s Association The numbers are staggering. Over 5.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. In 2018, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $277 billion. By […]

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Improve overall health with proper breathing

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Deep breathing exercises just might save your sanity. The next time you feel angry, stressed or anxious, pay attention to your breathing. Chances are, when negative emotions run high, your breaths become short and shallow. In fact, I would bet that many of us rarely more than a couple deep breaths during […]

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When a blessing becomes a burden

By Marianne Delorey My grandmother was a crafter and a collector. She hand-braided rugs, created beautiful decoupage, quilted, and probably had her hand in many, many other crafts. She also collected antiques. Her house was full of interesting knick-knacks – a spinning wheel, mahogany bedroom set, bookcases full of hair receivers, hat pins, and various […]

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