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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Making visits count

‘What do I say or do when all my loved one does is beg to go home?’ By Micha Shalev Here are some tips to try...

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.

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...

Alzheimer’s disease: It’s impact on the patient and the family

Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder which gradually destroys or impairs the individual's brain cells. It creates problems in thinking, remembering, and the ability to perform what once were simple tasks such as taking a bath, driving a car, or writing a check. Alzheimer's disease affects more than four million people. Most are 65 years of age and older with a dramatic increase in the incidence of the disease in the 80-plus population.

Verbal communication with Alzheimer’s sufferers

By Micha Shalev As the Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer’s disease may develop problems in expressing what he is thinking, his needs or...

How to recognize signs it’s time for placement in a specialty memory care facility...

Moving a family member into memory care facility is never an easy decision. However, there are some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s time for assisted living:

Tips for caregivers and seniors on safety issues in the home

By Angela Rocheleau One of the biggest challenges of aging at home independently is the threat of slips and falls in the home. There are...

Preparing in advance will help you weather any storm

By Marianne Delorey. Those who live in a senior complex should prepare their home for the winter. Management companies often differ in terms of services...
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...

How to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a winter depression that occurs approximately the same time every year.