Understanding the Stages of Dementia Can Help You Provide Better Care by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW, Aging Life Care Association™ Member Dementia is a progressive and often times, heart-breaking disease. Though every individual is different, there are three primary stages of dementia, each with its own unique set of symptoms. Different care strategies for … Continue reading Understanding the Stages of Dementia
A fiercely independent aging adult resisting help is challenging in itself. But combined with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, safety concerns, and family at a distance, this Aging Life Care Professional® had to be persistent and creative in her approach. Here, Aging Life Care Professional Amy Natt, MS, CSA, CMC describes how over time she was able … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association® Members on Overcoming Challenges and Resistance
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
Understanding the Stages of Dementia Can Help You Provide Better Care by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW, Aging Life Care Association™ Member Dementia is a progressive and often times, heart-breaking disease. Though every individual is different, there are three primary stages of dementia, each with its own unique set of symptoms. Different care strategies for … Continue reading What are the Stages of Dementia?
As the world recognizes World Alzheimer’s Month during September, the ALCA blog will feature posts related to Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and other cognitive impairments. But first, Alzheimer’s Disease International shares these facts about Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Worried About Your Memory? Could it be Dementia? Is it Alzheimer’s? by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care … Continue reading September is World Alzheimer’s Month
Caring for someone with a dementia can test even the strongest of relationships. The anxiety, agitation and erratic behavior often associated with dementia may be hard for a spouse or adult child to understand or manage. Aging Life Care Professionals™ work with families to find solutions to these challenges and to help them understand their … Continue reading Is Dementia Hurting Your Relationships?
Caring for an aging loved one can be a stressful, emotional rollercoaster. Add to that the responsibility of honoring your dying mother’s wishes that your father not be placed in a living facility, and you may find yourself pulling out your hair. That’s how Sally felt when she finally met Aging Life Care Professional™ Steve … Continue reading Finding the Right Caregiver Makes a Difference
by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy We all have bouts of forgetfulness. We drive past the exit we wanted, we forget the name of a neighbor we have known for years, or we go to the market and buy everything but the milk … Continue reading Worried About Your Memory? Is it Dementia? Alzheimer’s?
ALCA Member Crystal Littlejohn, MHSA, CMC, CSA of Peoria, AZ shares how she helped an adult daughter manage the care of a resistant mother with dementia. The daughter had no idea how much her father had hidden about her mother’s illness. Today, the mother and daughter enjoy a strong relationship thanks to the expertise of … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association® Members on Managing Crisis Situations