70.8 F
Westborough, US
Friday, July 19, 2019

‘Mom, do you know my name?’

By Janice Elizabeth Berte It all started out so innocently when I visited my mother years ago, and I would notice that asking her basic...

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk of a fall or injury.

Safety monitoring of a loved one diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev, Co-owner of The Oasis at Dodge Park We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to...

Little Things Mean a Lot

In 1954 Kitty Kalen sang, “For always and ever, now and forever, little things mean a lot.” And so it is when elders are trying to stay independent.

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...

Dusk to dawn adult care, is first in state

Most evenings, participants in the ElderServe on the Palisades at Night program listen to music that for many, spark memories of years ago.

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

By Micha Shalev This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was in the September issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate and can...

Safer driving benefits all

While many vacationing travelers hit the roads during the summer season, the month of September signals the beginning of heavily increased traffic, especially during rush hours.  Drivers are heading back to work, which means sharing the road with more vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. And, now that school is back in session, expect to see more school buses and pedestrians on the local roads.

Radio frequency technology helps locate missing elderly

The rescue is one of many similar stories shared by the company, already well known for tracking stolen vehicles, construction equipment and more recently, computer laptops.

Aging Americans stay home with aid of ‘villages’

With the help of nonprofit groups known as “villages,” retirees are enjoying many of the perks that residents of retirement or assisted-living communities receive, at a fraction of the cost.