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Celebrating Mother’s Day with a parent who has Dementia

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As Spring blossoms and we start to notice the beautiful plants and flowers returning; Mother’s Day arrives along with what can be a bittersweet celebration or visit. When your mother has Alzheimer’s or Dementia, remembering the happy celebrations of the past while attempting to create a positive and memorable Mother’s Day event can be a … Continue reading

Lewy Body Dementia (commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood)

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Lewy Body Dementia is a form of dementia that differs significantly from Alzheimer’s Disease in both symptoms and treatment. It is the second most common form of Dementia after Alzheimer’s; affecting 1.4 million people per year. It is most commonly associated with Parkinson’s patients, although Parkinson’s disease does not have to be present to have … Continue reading

A town that battles lonliness

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Elders who are homebound face a daunting foe in their efforts to have quality of life. That foe is loneliness. When individuals with medical conditions or very limited mobility are living in their homes but don’t have companion care, they have a very real need for social interaction. This interaction needs to be more than … Continue reading

Spring crafts for Seniors and Kids to do together

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We all know that Easter brings families together to visit and participate in a celebration of Spring. After asking some of my friends who have both small children and elders at these visits what they wished to see more of was “wishing the kids would spend more time with the elderly family members.”  After giving … Continue reading

Some tips to help keep an eye on your senior neighbors during bad weather

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In many parts of the country, there have been several bad storms resulting in power outages, high snowfall and icy conditions. All of these conditions are difficult for able bodied individuals to deal with, but they present extreme danger to elderly people who have mobility or health-related issues. If you have elderly friends or neighbors, … Continue reading