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Questions to Ask Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Senior Communities

Questions to Ask Assisted Living Communities About Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, Part 3

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Admin

Part 3: Staff Training & Education

If you’re considering care for a family member who is living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, one of the most important factors to consider is the training and education provided to their caregivers. (more…)

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Holiday Stress Tips: ‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly?

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly?

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Admin

It’s that time of year! And if you are the type of person to make to-do lists, chances are you’ve already begun a few for upcoming celebrations. A typical holiday to-do list might include buying decorations, making a gift budget and sending out cards and invitations.


Category: Caregiver Support

WWMD: What Would Mama Do?

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Admin

As a social worker in a previous career, I counseled families through the decisions involved with caring for aging parents. The best outcomes usually happened when the children of an aging parent used a philosophical approach called “substituted judgment.”


Category: Caregiver Support

Sparking Your Sense of Playfulness

Sparking Your Sense of Playfulness

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Admin

I’d like to tickle your curiosity about playfulness, but first I’d like to share a true story about a caregiver.  [The names and identifying references have been changed to protect confidentiality.]

One day I received a phone call from a woman inquiring about therapy services. (more…)

Category: Caregiver Support

Friends for Life: How to Avoid Social Isolation

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Admin

Research shows that staying socially engaged with friends can offer real benefits, like bolstering our immune system and contributing to overall health and happiness. Spending time with friends improves our mood. And having the emotional support of close friends helps us reach goals and get through challenging times in our lives. (more…)

Category: Caregiver Support