At a glance: 4 steps to guard against identity theft

The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here’s a sample...

The new reality show: An elder in an empty apartment

By Marianne Delorey I’ve never been much for reality TV, but there is one show that hits home in my profession. The show is Design...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes writes about "the otherness" of aging.

I have been an imposter

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes   For years now, I’ve been writing about aging, but I was in my 40s.  I know...

Americans turn to technology to manage chronic ailments at home

Technology has revolutionized how Americans manage chronic diseases, empowering us to monitor important health indicators in the comfort of our own homes. From monitoring blood pressure and blood oxygen levels to the electronic transmission of health information, technology is helping us take better charge of our own health.

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...

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...

Caregivers deserve some time off

By Angela Rocheleau March brings the promise of the spring season, but, for some families dealing with elderly or frail loved ones it also raises...

How to recognize signs it’s time for placement

More than 15 million Americans devote time and energy to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, but sometimes the cost of caregiving becomes too high. Caregivers find themselves unable to bear the burden of providing home health care without suffering from stress and illness themselves. At that point, it may be time to consider whether to move a loved one into senior care if their health needs become too much to handle at home.

Seniors caring for other seniors

Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings.
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

For the love of food

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf The US...