Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

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

Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers + Understanding the Signs

For those looking for some guidance on caring for a loved one with dementia (diagnosed in 1 in 6 people over 80), this is a wonderfully informative post from ENA, a care management company based in the UK, on causes, how to identify symptoms, and guidance on how to interact with someone with this complex

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Here are a few key statistics listed on Alz.org: Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with over five million Americans living with the disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s One in three seniors die from Alzheimer’s or other dementia Almost 2/3 of people

Denise Valerio Interview: The Changing Landscape of Health Care

In this NEXT CLIP, Denise talks about the shifting landscape of health care, the oncoming “silver tsunami” or a dramatic increase in the number of people who will be faced with diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, and what that means for families who need guidance on the best resources to meet these critical issues