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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...

Navigating the different levels of long term care

By Micha Shalev Nearly half of all Americans will need long term care at some point. One in five over the age of 50 is...
Navigating through the maze of caregiver agencies is time consuming and tough for the patient and his or her family. Start things off right by being organized

Do your homework before choosing a caregiver agency

By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer  REGION - When an individual or family decides to seek out caregiving services, they must ask themselves many questions....

Make an educated choice: Home agency or private caregiver

By Jeannette Sheehan Are you at home and not able to do it all anymore? There are options for you to get assistance and remain at...

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...

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...

Making visits count

‘What do I say or do when all my loved one does is beg to go home?’ By Micha Shalev Here are some tips to try...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about finding her voice as a writer.

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...

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.

Increased fall risk for those diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev People with dementia are four to five times more likely to experience falls than older people without significant cognitive impairment. Rehabilitation is...