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...
Affordable housing communities: Pros and cons of elderly housing
There are two primary ways HUD has of subsidizing rents – tenant-based and project-based vouchers. One subsidy follows the person and the other subsidy follows an apartment. Project-based vouchers were more common historically, but an over-reliance on the project-based vouchers created communities of poverty, often in inner cities.
High-tech toilet seats popular with caregivers, elderly
They seem to be gaining ground quickly among baby boomers and those who care for the elderly, as well as those interested in high-tech and environmentally friendly products.
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...
Silent stroke leading to dementia
By Micha Shalev A stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die. If a...
Hybrid tricycle designed to increase mobility
Not a stranger to designing new technology to meet his needs, Janes worked out a design for the Access Hybrid to give his father a way to be active despite his declining physical health,
Giving thanks for family caregivers
By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s also remember that November is National Family Caregivers Month –...
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...
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.
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...