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Friday, December 13, 2019

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev   Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but...

Become a volunteer advocate for AARP Massachusetts

  By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts   Attend one of our caregiving and retirement security events AARP Massachusetts is working to ensure you have the health...

The grace of forgetting

By Marianne Delorey   “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” Friedrich Nietzsche    “To be able to forget means sanity.”  Jack London   People who...

Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behavior in Alzheimer’s disease patients

By Micha Shalev   Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behaviors may be a response to internal or external factors. They most often occur as a result of...

Common myths of aging

By Micha Shalev Like any form of bias, ageism has led many of us to make false assumptions about seniors. Many of these myths may...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...