Tip- Caring for Someone With Dementia

January 2, 2024 —   We asked our Care Management team: What is one tip for caring for someone with dementia?   Here are some of their responses:   Shari: Routine will help the person with Dementia and their caregiver get through their day with less stress. Linda: Working with family and caregivers to understand that correcting a person... Read More

Brain Matters: Maintaining Cognitive Health as You Age 

June 17, 2021 — Maintaining Cognitive Health as You Age  As the average life span increases, so does the focus on aging successfully and maintaining quality of life for as long as possible by keeping the body fit and healthy. However, taking care of your mental wellbeing in addition to your physical wellbeing is something that cannot be understated.... Read More

Tammi Haber’s Step By Step Plan

October 6, 2020 — Step By Step Tammi Haber, Senior Options Care Manager   Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s is an intensely emotional and often times stressful journey. It is important to prepare for the road ahead, for the challenges you will face can be overwhelming as well as rewarding.   The first step will be... Read More

Lewy Body Disease – Have You Heard of It?

September 15, 2016 — Despite the prevalence of the disease, affecting nearly 1.4 million individuals in the United States, few medical professionals are aware of Lewy Body Disease (LBD). Coming second to Alzheimer’s, LBD is an extremely common form of dementia in the elderly. It remains widely underdiagnosed however, as its symptoms strongly resemble the cognitive problems of Alzheimer’s... Read More

Art: Entertainment or Therapy?

September 12, 2016 — Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” In removing such “dust,” especially from the lives of those undergoing cognitive decline, art becomes more than just an aesthetically pleasing activity meant to keep the elderly occupied. Instead, art functions as a powerful source of physical and mental well-being, as... Read More

Happy Hour is Over!

June 30, 2016 — As people go through the aging process, they may find that their bodies are no longer as sturdy and hardy as they used to be; and that certain activities and lifestyle choices that were once perfectly normal now affect them very differently. This phenomenon manifests itself in many different ways, but a major one for... Read More

Taking Away the Car Keys

June 15, 2016 — As our loved ones age, one of the most important things, both to them and to the ones that care for them, is maintaining their sense of independence. At a stage of life when it seems that much of what they previously took for granted is being taken away from them, we try to do... Read More