Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Home for the Holidays: Making the most of visits with aging parents

By Heather Imhoff MSW, LMSW Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. Notable changes in an aging person’s…

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4 Fears Surrounding End of Life Care and How to Overcome Them

  Many families find conversations about end of life care difficult to broach with a parent or aging loved one, but surely they have come up. Perhaps you were driving away from a nursing home visit with your mother when she told you she “never wants to live in a place like that.” Or, maybe…

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Tough conversations about relinquishing a driver’s license

At some time, you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as the family caregiver. A person’s age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car…

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Home for the Holidays: Making the most of visits with aging parents

By Heather Imhoff MSW, LMSW  Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. Notable changes in an aging person’s…

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Stress May Tax the Mind

There’s documented proof that stress wreaks plenty of havoc on the body. But stress can be damaging in more ways than you may think. For one, feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that seniors will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, according to research. Scientists find that highly stressed participants…

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Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out

ALZHEIMER’S FROM THE INSIDE OUT By Richard Taylor, PH.D. who lived with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type for over a decade. We all interpret our experiences differently But we are similar in both our experiences and interpretations. Where we are different is in what we do with these. 1. There is such a feeling as…

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Words Matter

WORDS MATTER Living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias ought to be a lot easier today than just a few years ago; after all, much effort is on raising awareness that people with dementia are not sick or ill as such. Yet in spite of our earnest efforts, as a culture we’re still held back by…

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