Dementia & The Holidays: Tips for a Stress-Free Celebration

Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia by Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC, Principal, Fellow Certified Care Manager The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, it can be challenging and a … Continue reading Dementia & The Holidays: Tips for a Stress-Free Celebration

Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help By Amanda Lewis, BA, CMC, Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom, LLC   In our work as Aging Life Care Managers®, a common story we hear around the holidays goes something like this: Debbie first noticed a difference in her mom at Thanksgiving. The … Continue reading Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

Aging in Place: Is It Time To Get 24 Hour Care?

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By Alexa Graziani, ALCA Corporate Partner 24 hour care includes both day and overnight care, around-the-clock. Although every state has its own regulations, some of the common 24 hour care options include the following: A full day is worked by one caregiver, with breaks, and that is then followed 8 hours of rest in the … Continue reading Aging in Place: Is It Time To Get 24 Hour Care?

Support Groups: A Great Resource for Reassurance, Practical Advice and Humor

By Wendy Nathan, B.Sc., CMC “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why  it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” ~Emily Kimbrough November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month.  Family caregivers give it their all day in and day out, through the laughter and tears.  No matter the duties, they make it happen. Some … Continue reading Support Groups: A Great Resource for Reassurance, Practical Advice and Humor

8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, … Continue reading 8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention

Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention By Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC Photo Credit: National Council on Aging To those of us who work with older adults, it comes as no surprise that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older.1 Each year, more than one in … Continue reading Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention

Grief & Dementia Care: Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions

Grief & Dementia Care:  Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more … Continue reading Grief & Dementia Care: Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions

Before Turning on the Faucet: Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing

By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more about World Alzheimer’s Month at https://www.worldalzmonth.org. It may be at the beginning when … Continue reading Before Turning on the Faucet: Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing

Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being in Alzheimer’s Patients

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more about World Alzheimer’s Month at https://www.worldalzmonth.org. Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being By Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, … Continue reading Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being in Alzheimer’s Patients

Planning for the Future: Long Term Care

Planning for the Future: Long Term Care Andrea Zaite, MSSA, LMSW, CMC, C-ASWCM How Will I Pay? I want to introduce you to the web site run by the federal government called https://longtermcare.acl.gov/.  Long term care is defined as receiving assistance in the areas of daily living such as bathing, incontinence care, cooking, shopping, medication … Continue reading Planning for the Future: Long Term Care