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Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Dementia and shower (‘bath) time

By Micha Shalev One of the challenges in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia can be bath (or shower) time....

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.

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.

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk of a fall or injury.
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The grace of forgetting

By Marianne Delorey   “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” Friedrich Nietzsche    “To be able to forget means sanity.”  Jack London   People who...

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:
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...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Safety monitoring of a loved one diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev (Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted) We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to make our lives...

Common myths of aging

By Micha Shalev Like any form of bias, ageism has led many of us to make false assumptions about seniors. Many of these myths may...

Recognizing signs of abuse in dementia afflicted adults

By Micha Shalev One occasionally reads of sensationalized newspaper stories of elderly Alzheimer’s and dementia victims who were subjected to abuse or neglect while...