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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or...

Sundowning and troubling behavior in people with dementia

By Micha Shalev Some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience confusion and agitation that escalate in the late afternoon or evening. They have trouble going to...

HIPAA: Questions and answers for family caregivers

By Micha Shalev Suppose your mother is a patient in the hospital or emergency room. You are her family caregiver and when you ask about...

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.

Simple household products provide low-cost solutions

By Brenda Diaz Have you ever loaded your laundry machine, only to find you have run out of fabric softener? Some grocery list staples may...

Sleep problems in elderly with dementia can be treated

Age alone does not cause sleep problems. Disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Instead, poor sleep habits, untreated sleep disorders, medications or medical problems can contribute to sleeplessness.

Elder health Q&A: Dementia

By Dr. Jenny Chiang Q:  What is dementia? Dementia is a general term used to describe a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think...

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...

Navigating the different levels of long term care

By Micha Shalev Nearly half of all Americans will need long term care at some point. One in five over the age of 50 is...

Preparing for the loss of a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev From many years in this business I found out way too often that adult children caring for a parent diagnosed with dementia...