Category Archives: Dementia

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…

My parent is dying

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…

Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas disrupt dementia

“What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.” – Dr. Bill Thomas. You are invited to join ALCA for a webinar event with Special Guest Bill Thomas who will speak on disrupting stereotypes regarding dementia and The Age of … Continue reading Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

Aging Life Care Managers™ answer elder care questions

Today’s blog post is inspired by a quote shared in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday –  “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” When removed from the colorful illustrations and Seussical characters, this statement really stands out and “hits home” for Aging Life Care Professionals™. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the … Continue reading Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

What is Aging Life Care?

Aging Life Care

Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to  plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading What is Aging Life Care?

What to Do When Your Elderly Neighbor Needs Help

My elderly neighbor needs help

Have you seen your elderly neighbor speeding by the park? Or perhaps driving slower than a snail, in the wrong lane? Maybe you’ve found him wandering the streets confused? Or noticed that she hasn’t come outside when, normally, she waters her garden every other day? Not everyone has family nearby to routinely check-in or monitor … Continue reading What to Do When Your Elderly Neighbor Needs Help

Aging and Money: Having the Tough Conversations

the money talk with aging parents

Aging Life Care Professionals™ Offer Guidance to Aging Adults and Families on Handling Financial Issues A recent article on financial-planning.com focused on the need for financial advisors to have plans to address the challenges they face when clients have diminishing mental capacity. With the rising aging population and the increasing rates of dementia, financial advisors are being encouraged … Continue reading Aging and Money: Having the Tough Conversations

Caring for Someone with Dementia? Find Support from an Aging Life Care™ Expert

dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss

Today is the last day of September and the last day of World Alzheimer’s Month.  While this dedicated month educates people on the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, it is also about supporting the loved ones who live with dementia and those that provide care. Caring for someone with dementia can test even the strongest … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Dementia? Find Support from an Aging Life Care™ Expert

World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2015

During World Alzheimer's Month, the ALCA blog will share posts on dementia.

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day – the Pinnacle of World Alzheimer’s Month    If you are worried about yourself or someone you love, take a look at this list of 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease from the Alzheimer’s Association.  This list also points out what is typical age-related memory loss and … Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2015