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Monday, November 30, 2020

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.

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...

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...

Holidays present challenges for older loved ones

“Tis the season.” Winter is a special time for caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for the flu, for slips on icy streets, and for other dangers that are particularly great for seniors.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...