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Friday, October 22, 2021

5 ways to plan for your parents’ future

When it comes to buying a new car, many of us spend countless hours combing through magazines and websites that rate the different makes and models.

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...

The Cycle of Poverty

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. There is a growing body of research that indicates that the stressors of poverty change the brain. The brain, then, is...

Oasis for Alzheimer’s sufferers to be built

The owners wanted a facility that would have the feel of luxurious hotel-style living, but with a home-like feel.

Placement in a memory care facility: Damned if you do – damned if you...

By Micha Shalev Life expectancy has been on an upward trajectory for over 100 years. According to the most recent report released by the AARP,...

Abuse and neglect of the Alzheimer’s patient -red flags

Elder Abuse is one of the most overlooked public health hazards in the United States. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that between one and two million elderly adults have suffered from some form of elder abuse. The main types of elder abuse are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, neglect and self-neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation. Elders with dementia are thought to be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population.

National Family Caregivers Month

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and it’s also National Family Caregivers Month.  As we acknowledge both...

Living alone with Alzheimer’s tough choice for all

Elaine Vlieger is making some concessions to Alzheimer’s. She’s cut back on her driving, frozen dinners replace once elaborate cooking, and a son monitors her finances.

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.

Dementia and paradoxical behaviors

By Micha Shalev More than 50 percent of people with dementia experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). BPSD are distressing for individuals and...