Posts Tagged ‘adult caregivers’

Alert: Important Information About Falls

From the Remington Report: Third Leading Cause of Readmissions Are Falls **Thank you to Tasha Beauchamp for sending this Article   September 21 (the first day of “fall”) is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. To honor that, here are the findings of an interesting study from University of Michigan. For people over age 65: Overall, falls were

Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story

  I recently discovered this book: Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story written by Mary Ann Kampfe. A Jersey native, Mary Ann chronicles caring for her mother, Josephine, diagnosed with dementia. In Chapter One, she writes: Mom and I throw everything we have at the world. Give us a void of any kind, and we will

Excerpt: Elder Orphans

From Chapter 10 — The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager     Elder Orphans After Bella’s husband died, she was living in their Florida home by herself. Most of her friends were deceased and she really didn’t have anyone (with the exception of her sister-in-law who was her POA at the time). Everyone

New Year, New Book!

  Artwork: Dylan Pecora   You find yourself asking, what am I doing here? This isn’t in my job description. Except, it is. Situations you never entertained suddenly become your task for the day. It is from that place where I can really get underneath the term care manager.   Coming in 2019: The Stemwinder:

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain:  

How To Start the Conversation

Caring for aging parents is challenging even under the best of circumstances. Many adult children find themselves in the process of transitioning their family members out of the home and into a senior living community. For others, they’ve just begun to initiate the discussion. Sometimes these conversations can be wrought with uncertainty and even resentment