Category Archives: Aging Life Care Professionals

The Latest Discoveries in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

In the U.S., more than 5.8 million people age 65+ are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 16 million provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Aging Life Care Professionals regularly work with clients living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and, as part of their membership with the Aging Life Care Association, … Continue reading The Latest Discoveries in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

An Ounce of Prevention, Two Ounces of Caution

Too many Americans have experienced less than ideal healthcare in recent months as they work through an overwhelmed system. The elderly need to be especially vigilant and prepared as states reopen and seniors begin seeing their doctors again. The system’s deficits have proven particularly dangerous for elderly persons of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has both … Continue reading An Ounce of Prevention, Two Ounces of Caution

Aging Life Care Managers – Experts in Aging and Organizing

Older adult children working from home have been contacting Aging Life Care Managers such as those at Careplan Geriatric Care Managers in Cleveland, Ohio to get organized.  Children are taking advantage of the extra time to get their elderly parents health and personal matters organized in the event of an unfortunate event. Karen McGinty of … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers – Experts in Aging and Organizing

Caregiving Long-Distance Made Easier – One Aging Life Care Professionals® Account

In the pandemic world, we are currently living, long-distance caregiving is further complicated by the litigation set in place to protect our most vulnerable population, the elderly.  Families and friends cannot see their older adults to know they are well and cared for. A Certified Care Manager and Aging Life Care Professional® such as those … Continue reading Caregiving Long-Distance Made Easier – One Aging Life Care Professionals® Account

How Social Isolation Stole My Mom

 On September 6, 2019, my mother turned 76. As was our birthday tradition, I invited her to lunch and suggested an outing to a local craft store she loved. For the first time ever, she refused to budge from her home. This was new behavior and it really worried me because her world was shrinking. … Continue reading How Social Isolation Stole My Mom

My History with ALCA: Phyllis Mensh Brostoff

Listen to 2009 ALCA Board of Directors President Phyllis Mensh Brostoff talk about her experience and thoughts on the association over the course of its history. She talks about how early members found commonality and strength by sharing their backgrounds, experience, and the challenges. Looking at the business side, in addition to their practices, these … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Phyllis Mensh Brostoff

“Dad resists every suggestion I make! Help!”

Susan is getting burnt out trying to care for her 91 year old father.  She has a part-time job teaching and takes care of her two school-age grandchildren in the afternoons.  Her mother has been gone for three years and Dad is truly struggling to stay independent, and failing at that.  His neighbors and church … Continue reading “Dad resists every suggestion I make! Help!”

My History with ALCA: Vicki Doueck

Member since 1989, Vicki Doueck talks about her practice then, and now. Her words of encouragement to members to get active and join the Board is part of her experience, as well as her yearly conference attendance. Listen to the “tech” (i.e. telephone cards) early members had to use to manage their businesses, and how … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Vicki Doueck

My History with ALCA: Linda Aufderhaar

ALCA member Linda Aufderhaar played different roles during ALCA’s history, including 2006 Board of Directors President and the recipient for the 2007 Adele Elkind Award. Coming from a health and mental health background both as a former Army Officer and health professional, Linda’s career trajectory has been full of dynamic changes both with ALCA and … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Linda Aufderhaar