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Alzheimer’s Disease: Managing behaviors

By Mary Macary Demakes In Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive capabilities are gradually lost yet the unaffected areas of the brain can be stimulated. Alzheimer’s can produce negative triggers that stem from physical discomfort, environmental changes and over-stimulation — all which can cause escalating behavior changes. A care plan that positively stimulates different areas of the brain […]

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Rotating a schedule of care when looking after a loved-one

By Angela Rocheleau We often write about caregiving since this is one area we just can’t say enough about. There are so many families struggling with the challenges of caring for aging parents while trying to balance their own lives and raise their children in a world of uncertainty. Caregiving impacts one in four families […]

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Case managers assist with hospital discharge

By Angela Penny When your loved one has an acute injury or surgery, there are many decisions to make during the hospital stay. One of them may be where to go for rehabilitation. During your hospital stay, you will be assigned a case manager that assists you during your hospital stay and plays a vital […]

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Guidelines define pre-Alzheimer’s disease

By Marilynn Marchione The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now. The change reflects a modern view that Alzheimer’s is a spectrum of mental decline, with damage that […]

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Plant the seeds for making plans this spring

This is the time for planning all those family occasions and vacations. Are your elderly family members involved in that plan? Who will take care of the grandparents?

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Caregiving for the cognitively impaired through expressive arts

By David Price Madison Square Garden, October 2009: My wife, Sylvia and I are delighted to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert. The show opens with Jerry Lee Lewis, still on fire at age 74, followed by a fabulous line up Hall of Fame Inductees. They all sound great. As […]

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