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Thursday, August 22, 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...

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...

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.

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...
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.

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...

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.

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.