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Monday, June 17, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

  Submitted by the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer’s Association® needs you to help raise awareness...

‘Mom, do you know my name?’

By Janice Elizabeth Berte It all started out so innocently when I visited my mother years ago, and I would notice that asking her basic...

Moving into a long term care facility

By Micha Shalev MHA CDP CDCM CADDCT Part one of this series appeared in the April issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. Part three will...

The journey to…and back…from grief

By Marianne Delorey “I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was grief.” – Author unknown. My mother went to...

Moving into a long term care facility

Part one of a three part series  By Micha Shalev   Most of us dread the thought of permanently moving a loved one into a skilled...

Dementia as a global epidemic

By Micha Shalev Dementia is a mental state used to denote severe cognitive impairment which impacts daily activities and life. Alzheimer’s disease is one of...

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...

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...

Helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in case of emergency

People with dementia are especially vulnerable to chaos and emotional trauma. They have a limited ability to understand what is happening, and they may forget what they have been told about a particular disaster. First responders, neighbors and family members assisting with an evacuation should be alert to potential reactions of someone with dementia in disaster situations.
Marianne Delorey

Good fences make good neighbors

Robert Frost once wrote a poem called “Mending Wall” in which the property line between neighbors brings them together and yet keeps them apart. This seeming contradiction is seen every day in elder housing. The best neighbors come together in times of need, but are aware of their own limits, or boundaries, in the relationship.