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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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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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....

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.