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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...

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev   Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts highlights 8 questions to ask nursing homes.

Become a volunteer advocate for AARP Massachusetts

  By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts   Attend one of our caregiving and retirement security events AARP Massachusetts is working to ensure you have the health...

Top 10 ways for young and old to practice ageism

By Marianne Delorey© Our entire society — everything from schools to nursing homes, is structured around age. It is hard to argue that ageism isn’t...

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...

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...

Family caregiving: Why respite?

Being a family caregiver, while a fulfilling role, can consume a great deal of physical, mental and emotional energy. Consequently, respite care is very important because it gives family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia disease an opportunity to create a plan of care for themselves; something a caregiver often overlooks.

Stay alert and be cautious to avoid scammers

By Brenda Diaz Gladys received a telephone call from a telephone number she did not recognize. When she answered, she was asked if she was...

Affordable housing lingo can be confusing

By Marianne Delorey Q: Oh, so you’re in affordable housing? Do you have LIHTC?  A: No, I have 236 with S8 overlay.  Q: Are you at 30...

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.