Matthew and the CCRC.

Matthew and the CCRC.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) often have a challenge with potential residents who would like their adult child with disabilities to move in with them so that they can provide for their care while the CCRC provides for housekeeping, meals, etc. It's not that the communities are heartless to their pleas. It's the economics and … Continue reading Matthew and the CCRC.

Although Mr. Schultz had dementia, his wife was the perfect caregiver . . .

As Mrs. Schultz was still quite healthy and mentally sharp, she could take care of her husband while we took care of all the other chores.

A highly respected and well-loved pharmacist in the town, Mr. Schultz had served his community for many years. After his retirement, however, he and his wife moved into our retirement community because he had developed dementia . . .

When is forgetting something normal? And when does it become something else?

When is forgetting something normal and when is it a warning sign of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? What are the warning signs of dementia?

Occasional lapses in memory are a normal part of the aging process beginning as early as age 45 and can easily be attributed to stress, anxiety, depression, lack of sleep or other reasons . . .

What is “Sundowning”?

If you know what’s causes “sundowning” and when to most expect it, you will be better equipped to handle it when it occurs.

If a loved one has dementia, there are likely to have changes in their behavior in the later hours of the day—which is commonly referred to as “sundowning" . . .

What are some tips for handling troubling dementia-related behaviors?

What are the most common dementia-related behaviors and how can I better deal with them when they occur?

Nationwide, some 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. When their care falls to a loved one, such as yourself, their actions and behaviors can become challenging, to say the least . . .