When is it Time to Limit Driving or Give Up the Keys?

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - Contributing Writer As an adult child, there may come a time when you realize that your older loved one simply cannot safely or confidently drive an automobile. They may pose a serious danger to themselves and others when they get behind the wheel. What do you do? What should you say? First, [...]

By |2018-07-03T16:22:36-05:00April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Insight Into Repetition

By Gail J. Shaw, Members attending our Alzheimer’s Support Group discuss many different types of challenges they have in caring for their loved ones with memory loss. Two of the challenges most discussed have been their loved one asking the same question over and over and then not remembering or being able to retain information. [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:04:01-05:00August 22nd, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments

Challenges of Communicating with People with Alzheimer’s

By Gail J. Shaw, Care Coordinator - "Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize." I saw this quote of wisdom on Pinterest and it immediately reminded me of my clients, who are challenged every day as they live life with Alzheimer's. To [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:13-06:00October 25th, 2016|Care Notes|0 Comments

It’s A Brain Disease

By Gail J. Shaw, Dementia Care Specialist -  The 2015 Alzheimer’s Association fact sheet states someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds and goes on to state in 2050, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds. So, in the time it takes to scramble your morning eggs, [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:19:46-05:00April 6th, 2016|Care Notes|0 Comments

Good Balance Is Important

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or even thought the room was spinning around you? It can be troublesome and, if it happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or remaining still. If you [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:14-06:00March 25th, 2015|Care Notes|0 Comments
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