Category Archives: Family Members

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

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

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

4 Helpful Tips for Coping with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC  Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease was the first major hurdle. Now, you are faced with another … Continue reading 4 Helpful Tips for Coping with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with … Continue reading Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes

Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes by Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC I receive calls on a regular basis from individuals concerned with aging, ill or dependent adults. They want to find the best nursing home.     The callers typically will request options from long list of skilled nursing options given to … Continue reading Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes

5 Common Myths about Nutrition and Seniors

Five Common Myths About Nutrition and Seniors By Marie LeBlanc, ALCA Corporate Partner, Transitions Liquidation Services Think you know what’s best nutritionally for loved ones in their elder years?  Here are five common but false beliefs about senior nutrition: #1 Seniors should follow healthy eating guidelines and they’ll be OK. Most nutritional guides, such as … Continue reading 5 Common Myths about Nutrition and Seniors

5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

By HomeCare Assistance, ALCA Corporate Partner As our family members and friends reach their later years in life we glean the opportunity to slow down and appreciate our time with them. There are a variety of activities that they can do in that offer the opportunity to stimulate and exercise them physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading 5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the Crossword?

By Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, ACSW, CMC The onset of early dementia is not always obvious. Especially when your loved one is smart and can compensate for memory loss, or is clever and determined to hide symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether what seems “off” is really so. Maybe your dad has always been … Continue reading How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the Crossword?