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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bathtub designs remain the same, but there are differences

By Jim Doherty 1. What is the most dangerous room in the house? The bathroom — especially for the elderly, who are restricted with limited reach...

Alzheimer’s Disease: How to manage behaviors

By Mary Macary Demakes In Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive capabilities are gradually lost yet the unaffected areas of the brain can be stimulated. Alzheimer’s can produce...

Defining and understanding culture change

By Micha Shalev Many senior living organizations are working to transform their institutional character into a home and community-like environment. This undertaking amounts to a...

After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev Are you kidding me, I have what? It can’t be true. It has to be a mistake. When you first receive a...

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...

The second empty nest takes some getting used to

By Marianne Delorey © John Andrew Holmes once wrote, “A child enters your home and makes so much noise for 20 years that you can...

Sleep problems in individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev Persons with Alzheimer's disease often appear to sleep less or sometimes, more. Sleep problems may be caused by pain, medication, lack of...

How to prevent falls in the elderly during winter months

By Michael Miskis It’s important to think about safety and fall prevention before the snow falls and icy conditions form around your home. As one...

When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Nursing Services?

By Sheila Blair Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have become more and more sophisticated over the years, offering more complex medical services to a much broader...

Understanding and handling wandering and the dementia sufferer

There are a number of reasons why many people with Alzheimer’s wander away and get lost. It is often that they forget where they are or decide to do something, then get lost as they forget what it was they were trying to achieve. This is not always the case and wandering may be the sign of distress or illness.