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What is short-term rehabilitation?

By Angela Penny Short-term rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. Generally, those needing short-term, in-patient rehabilitation may remain...

What is a Rest Home? Part 1

By Micha Shalev Most rest homes serve individuals 60 and older, though many rest homes still serve younger adults suffering from mental disability. Rest homes generally...
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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...

Why Alzheimer’s suffers, rummage, hide and lose things

By Micha Shalev Alzheimer’s suffers my have a tendency to rummage through the belongings of others. They may also have a tendency to hide or...

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...
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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...

Alzheimer’s disease and religious belief

By Micha Shalev The United States is currently experiencing the early stages of what is expected to be an epidemic of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is...

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.

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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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...