When it comes to eldercare we frequently need a partner. Even for those who plan ahead, making decisions for our loved one is a huge challenge. For those living with memory loss, it’s nearly impossible to know what they’ll need, when they’ll need it and how we’ll provide the care. Enter and eldercare consultant. What […]
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, In talking to Ginny Roth, walk coordinator for a Northern California walk, I learned about the importance of the fundraising in helping find a cure. […]
Lewy-Body dementia is very different than Alzheimer’s. While physical changes are similar, cognitive changes can be vastly different. Equally challenging, Lewy-Body dementia can present with a range of symptoms. These include problems with thinking, memory, moving, sleep and/or changes in behavior. To better understand the unique challenges of LBD I spoke to Nance Tobar. Nance […]
Not only have 200+ trials looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s failed, a cure in my life doesn’t look likely. What if we have had one all along? According to Dementia Care Central the dementia-related conditions that can be helped by CBD include; Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy bodies dementia, Parkinson’s, Frontotemporal dementia and Huntington’s. Additionally, […]
Staggering numbers of hospital readmissions are due to medication management errors made by the patient or caregiver. Taking the right pill, at the right time, in the right amount sounds simple, right? Not so much. Speaking with Kimber Westmore introduced me Pill Map. Pill Map is a medication management solution. What it’s not is […]
How does a caregiver manage a parents health care when Medicare won’t talk to them? They check out Medicare Demystified and learn as much as they can from this great podcast episode.
As we age we know it’s likely that we’ll need some sort of external care. Most seniors I speak to are adamant that they don’t want to become a burden to their children. That’s admirable but it’s not always an option. Finding ways to make that desire a reality isn’t always easy either. I know […]
Caregiver confessions is something we all have but don’t usually want to discuss. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a caregiver who never gets frustrated and is an eternal optimist? If that describes you, I applaud your emotional strength and resilience. However, many of us providing care for a cognitively impaired loved one, do not […]
Becoming health care literate requires more than reading ability. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about their bodies and the causes of disease.
Managing your healthcare & treatment, and navigating a broken healthcare system is overwhelming. No matter how savvy and smart you are, it is easy to mishandle important aspects of care. Mismanagement can lead to disaster.