How Aging Adults Can Beat the Heat

heat safety tips for seniors

With temperatures already breaking 100° in parts of the country, the dog days of summer are here and it will only get hotter.  This raises some concern for keeping safe and cool, especially among senior citizens. Aging adults, in particular, may be at higher risk of heat-related maladies as they are less likely to sense … Continue reading How Aging Adults Can Beat the Heat

Talk to Me: Communication and Alzheimer’s

communication memory loss

No matter the level of one’s memory loss, stage of Alzheimer’s disease, or type of dementia, human connection and communication is important to overall well-being. Communication requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. But often, even the most well-trained or educated caregiver gets frustrated or avoids communication altogether. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Aging … Continue reading Talk to Me: Communication and Alzheimer’s

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Aging Adult

traumatic brain injury

According to the Alzheimer’s Association,  research has linked moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia years after the original head injury. TBI affects not only professional athletes but also many older adults as a result of a fall or auto accident.   Find … Continue reading Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Aging Adult

When the Spouse Left Behind Has Dementia…

offering support to someone who has lost a loved one

There are creative and effective ways to help an aging parent, family member, or loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia cope with the loss of their spouse, according to a survey of Aging Life Care Professionals™.  Remembering that there are different stages and types of dementia, making sure the surviving spouse does … Continue reading When the Spouse Left Behind Has Dementia…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's information and support services

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This month, the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) recognizes the work of The Alzheimer’s Association to “uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease.” As the #EndAlz campaign shines the spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease, the ALCA blog will share information and resources to help support caregivers and family members impacted by … Continue reading June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Stories From Aging Life Care Month

#AgingLifeCareMonth

Aging Life Care Professionals™ across the country celebrated National Aging Life Care™ Month by providing seminars, webinars, special events, open houses, and other educational activities for the public. Many took to social media to share Aging Life Care stories via selfies and videos. Each week, ALCA asked members to share something from their world as … Continue reading Stories From Aging Life Care Month

Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs

Add an Aging Life Care Manager to the Estate Planning Team

The typical estate planning team most often includes the attorney, an accountant, financial advisor, and sometimes an insurance professional.  With the increased number of older adults in our society and the changing landscape of family systems, there is a growing need for an estate planning team to include the professionals who can make client-specific recommendations … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs

Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

incontinence, incontinence products, aging parents

Incontinence isn’t the easiest topic to discuss; but when ignored, incontinence can cause bigger problems – depression, social isolation, infection.  With proper assessment and guidance, aging adults can greatly improve their quality of life by selecting the right incontinence product to meet individual incontinence challenges.   Consider These Factors When Selecting the Right Incontinence Product by … Continue reading Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

May is National Aging Life Care Month

may is Aging Life Care Month

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ / geriatric care management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Special events come on the heels of a sold-out professional conference in New York, where presenters and participants tackled the toughest issues related to … Continue reading May is National Aging Life Care Month