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Verbal communication with Alzheimer’s sufferers

By Micha Shalev As the Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer’s disease may develop problems in expressing what he is thinking, his needs or...

The diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease – So now what?

Are you kidding me, I have what?! It can’t be true. It has to be a mistake. When you or your loved one first receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), it can feel like the world is slipping away from you. It can be hard to move at all, much less stay positive and start making the future plans that will make the later stages of the disease easier both for you and those around you. You may also feel really very "angry.”

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.

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

By Micha Shalev About 5 million Americans, or 10 percent of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer...

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...

Healthy eating for older Americans

By Colleen Daly Studies confirm eating well and being active can make a difference in the quality of life for older adults. The key is...

A cause of memory impairment rarely suspected

By Micha Shalev When life’s challenges include memory loss or dementia, your perceptions, relationships and priorities inevitably shift. Changes to our sleep patterns naturally occur...

Common myths of aging: Happiness and good memory, possible

By Micha Shalev Society holds several myths about the elderly. Many of these myths may be easily disputed based on data from the U.S. Census...
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...

Elder health Q&A: Dementia

By Dr. Jenny Chiang Q:  What is dementia? Dementia is a general term used to describe a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think...