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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Dementia sufferers: Wandering and sundowning

By Micha Shalev Wandering may be a response to restlessness, agitation, fear, boredom or physical discomfort. It may be a continued expression of a life-long...

What happens after an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis?

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...

Medication safety: How to avoid bad reactions

By Jeannette Sheehan Medications can have so many rewarding benefits to our bodies. There are pills to relieve everything from head pain to stomach aches....

The joys of a budget conscious summer

By Brenda Diaz During the hot summer months, many seniors choose to stay at home and retreat by watching television and reading to avoid the...

Things to consider when choosing a facility

By Kate Oosterman Choosing a care facility for a loved one is not easy, and with all of the many options available, it may seem...

Palliative care improves quality of life

By Judith Boyko More than 1.5 million people in our country die each year as a result of chronic illness. According to “America’s Care of...

Aging healthfully can add quality of life to your years

By Judith Boyko Advances in medicine enable us to live longer than our ancestors did. In the mid-1800s, for example, one’s mid-30s was the typical...

Preserving dignity and quality of life for the Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Micha Shalev The concept of dignity is subjective and may have different meanings for each person. It is beneficial to have an understanding of...

When a loved-one needs special care in a facility setting

By Micha Shalev An Alzheimer’s sufferer residing in a facility will likely depend on personnel to provide personal assistance. He or she may be able...

Ten things to know about resident associations

By Marianne Delorey Resident associations, or tenant councils, often plan activities and represent the group to housing managers. Here is what I have learned about...