Personality Changes With Alzheimer’s Disease

Personality Changes With Alzheimer’s Disease

Behavior and personality can often change with dementia, and these changes can often be hard for family and friends to deal with. Everyone’s situation is different; for some the symptoms can be gradual, and for others the changes can be more sudden. Learning to understand these behaviors and addressing the triggers can help mitigate the effects on your family.

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

When managing the care of an aging loved one, sometimes you may need more help than you’re able to do on your own. Whether you need help with managing finances, with navigating a difficult or recent diagnosis, or maybe you just need assistance with handling arrangements for day-to-day care, a geriatric care manager may be the right option for you and your family.

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Caring for an Aging Parent from Afar

Caring for an Aging Parent from Afar

Caring for an aging parent from a distance is hard. Whether you’re one hour away, or across the country, there are steps that can be taken to make your situation more manageable, and to make sure your loved one is getting the assistance they need.

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Make Every Moment Count

Make Every Moment Count

As Daylight Savings time ends, we can’t help but think of the many ways to enjoy the longer daylight ahead of us. Learn how Stan takes advantage of the extra sunlight and dives into his favorite new hobby, gardening.

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How Are Your Resolutions Going?

How Are Your Resolutions Going?

New Year’s resolutions provide us the opportunity to start on the path towards ways we can improve our life and outlook! Creating and following New Year’s Resolutions are hit and miss with many people, and can be more complicated for older adults. Learn more about how new years resolutions fit into the lives of aging adults.

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Staying Connected After the Holidays

Staying Connected After the Holidays

After the holidays are over, the excitement of having visitors and a change of scenery often turns to loneliness and isolation for many seniors. Learn how we helped Ginny find events to look forward to, and how doing so can boost your mental health.

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Healthy Winter Habits Seniors Can Start Today

Healthy Winter Habits Seniors Can Start Today

As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, the ‘winter blues’ starts to take over, especially if you aren’t as active as you were in the summer and fall. Staying emotionally and physically healthy during the winter months may become more challenging for seniors as they age, but here are a few fun and easy ways to keep those spirits up.

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Beat the Fear of Aging

Beat the Fear of Aging

There are plenty of topics related to aging that make people uneasy or fearful, like advance planning, but seniors are usually very relieved once they’ve taken steps towards proactive aging. I find that re-framing difficult topics like these as a means to ensure your wishes are respected gives everyone greater peace of mind while getting the job done.

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Fall in Love with Fall!

Fall in Love with Fall!

What helps you get in the mood for fall? See how Annie and Dan have kept up their traditions through the years and how they’ve altered them slightly to better meet their needs as they age. We’ve also included some fun ideas you can incorporate into your own traditions to better enjoy the season and bid a gentle farewell to summer!

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Your Partner When Struggling with Geriatric Care Challenges

Your Partner When Struggling with Geriatric Care Challenges

As a care manager, I help families make informed decisions about complicated care challenges, taking into consideration the senior’s needs, values, and wishes. In this case I helped Allen choose a solution that was best for him and helped his family understand how they could best support him.

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