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Thursday, June 30, 2022

How to deal with bullies in senior housing

By Marianne Delorey© Although we usually think of school-aged kids when we think of bullies and the bullied, there is a fair amount of bullying...

The unforgettable story about someone who forgot

By Marianne Delorey Many years ago, I was helping to take care of a group of elders who had suffered some memory loss. I came...

Meaningful, quality visits with dementia sufferers

By Micha Shalev If you’re headed out to care for or spend some time with a friend or family member who’s is the middle stages...

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...

In the know: shingles can be devastating for older adults

By Dr. David Rideout, M.D. Many people remember a common childhood illness from their past; chickenpox. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and comes...

Dementia and paradoxical behaviors

By Micha Shalev More than 50 percent of people with dementia experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). BPSD are distressing for individuals and...

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...

Care provider goes above and beyond the call of duty

By Marianne Delorey © In the Sound of Music, the nuns sing How do you solve a problem like Maria? because Maria is not well...

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...

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.