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Monday, December 10, 2018
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Keeping our parents a little longer at home

Providing a safe environment By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM It is a given that most elderly people want to stay in their home and not...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Common mistakes people make when selecting a long term care facility for a loved...

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Part two of two. Part one was in the October issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate and can also...
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Ten common mistakes people make when selecting a long term care facility for a...

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Part one of two. Part two will be in the November issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. When families and...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Dementia and shower (‘bath) time

By Micha Shalev One of the challenges in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia can be bath (or shower) time....
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Reasons why a person with dementia may want ‘to go home’

By Micha Shalev Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted  “I want to go home” is one of the most heartbreaking and confounding phrases people with dementia may...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Safety monitoring of a loved one diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev (Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted) We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to make our lives...

What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Alzheimer's is a terminal disease. This means it has no cure and will end in death. However, there are...

Family caregiving: Why respite?

Being a family caregiver, while a fulfilling role, can consume a great deal of physical, mental and emotional energy. Consequently, respite care is very important because it gives family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia disease an opportunity to create a plan of care for themselves; something a caregiver often overlooks.

Productive aging

Our staff likes to tease. The easiest group to pick on is the activities staff. We accuse them of having a cushy job, saying they get paid to play games all day, to listen to music, have snacks, knit, play puzzles on the computer, or go on trips. We roll our eyes when they complain about a hard day. But the truth is these jobs are hard. They are also important, undervalued, and have a real impact on our residents.

Key assumptions in caring for the Alzheimer’s patient

Dementia is a difficult diagnosis. The progressive decline of brain function and memory retention are frustrating and challenging experiences for the senior afflicted, as well as for their loved ones.
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