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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

Choosing a Care Home: 5 Tips, Based on Real-World Experiences
2 weeks ago

Choosing a Care Home: 5 Tips, Based on Real-World Experiences

By  •  Family

There are lots of reasons why choosing a care home can be fraught with emotion. Often, people find themselves looking for one when there’s a crisis. Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis
2 weeks ago

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.  Read More

7 Practical Tips for Talking to Someone with Dementia
4 weeks ago

7 Practical Tips for Talking to Someone with Dementia

Growing up, it felt as though we spent most Sundays visiting my Grandma in a nursing home. Some days she would be angry and combative. Others times she appeared listless and disinterested. Read More

The Truth About Lewy Body Dementia: Separating Fact from Fiction
1 month ago

The Truth About Lewy Body Dementia: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dementia is largely a mysterious disease. What do we really know about it and its different branches? Join us in conversation with Lori La Bey who talks about the symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia. Enjoy the show! Read More

These Alzheimer’s Support Groups Will Give You the Help You Need
1 month ago

These Alzheimer’s Support Groups Will Give You the Help You Need

Alzheimer’s and dementia can make you feel depressed, alone and socially isolated. When ‘normal’ people don’t understand your need for human contact, what do you do? Lori La Bey is here today to share some incredible information about useful social interaction resources. Enjoy the show! Read More

How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives
1 month ago

How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives

This month, as the New Year started, the temperatures dropped and we had the first sign of snow. I had a call from an old school friend whose mother is affected by dementia. Agnes doesn’t live with her mother Diana, but she worries about her all the time. Read More

Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment?
1 month ago

Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment?

Dementia could be quite depressing for both the person who suffers from it and those who care for them. Is there a way to bring joy into a life of deteriorating mentality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, will share with us the importance of nostalgia and happy memories when dealing with dementia. Enjoy the show! Read More

Building Positive Plans for Each of the 7 Alzheimer’s Stages
1 month ago

Building Positive Plans for Each of the 7 Alzheimer’s Stages

Most people aren’t familiar with the specifics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Are there ways to remain positive in this largely depressing reality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, is here to help us understand the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s. Enjoy the show! Read More

Marijuana, Champagne, Exercise and the Truth About Alzheimer’s Prevention
1 month ago

Marijuana, Champagne, Exercise and the Truth About Alzheimer’s Prevention

When Alzheimer’s strikes there is no going back. Are there any ways to slow down or even prevent the disease? Join us in conversation with Lori La Bey who is here to expose the truth about things that help and things that don’t. Enjoy the show! Read More

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help
2 months ago

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help

By  •  Family

In my recent HuffPost50 article, I wrote about things to look for when visiting older relatives during the holidays. For many, the holidays are one of the few times during the year when you get to really see how they are faring. And if you have not seen someone for say six months, declines in mental or physical health can be readily apparent. Read More