Medicaid is available under many circumstances, but the path to get there is filled with challenges. Did you know, there are services available to assist families through the Medicaid application and planning process.? Why use one of these services? Knowing what documentation is required is needed is vast. Understanding what you can do and what […]
Do you have good health Literacy? Unless you’re a trained medical professional, I feel confident that you’ve likely encountered challenges when dealing with the health care system. Communication with doctors and family while also dealing with your health struggles surely makes you wish for a better solution. Understanding the medical situation you are in, whether […]
Grandma has dementia can be a scary & confusing statement for kids. My Grandma had vascular dementia, and despite being an adult, it was very troubling to know how best to deal with her. To be honest, it could be a little scary at times. She wasn’t the warm and loving Grandmother I knew when […]
Visits with our loved ones have been an enormous challenge in the past year (or more). Even though visits are happening more thanks to the vaccines, keeping our loved ones safe is still a high priority. My podcast guest & I discussed many ways to have safe visits during Covid and beyond.
Much of what we call “negative behaviors” in those living with Dementia are expressions of unmet needs. Someone who wanders may need more physical activity or stimulation. When someone refuses to participate in something we think they’d enjoy, do we ask why? Or, have we expected them to accept a preprogrammed activity? People living with […]
Being one of the 16+ million Alzheimer’s caregivers can be one of the longest marathons you’ll ever undertake. I am unaware of anyone who has gone on this journey alone. It’s entirely reasonable to need help. Getting help and taking care of yourself is critical to taking good care of your loved one.
“Accidents” Aren’t Normal Aging – Learn How To Avoid Them in my conversation with Dr. Elena. Urinary incontinence in the elderly is a prevalent, bothersome and costly problem, and is not necessarily a normal part of aging. Structural changes in the aging bladder and urethra may cause the elderly to the development of urinary incontinence. […]
Our brains can be the best vault for keeping knowledge and memories, but others can’t access the information. Many of us joke that it would be nice if we could “download” our brains. We store vast quantities of data, stories, and memories. How would we feel if someone came up with a solution to […]
At the same time, we’re looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s; are we ignoring a potential natural ally? At the very least, could CBD be a preventative treatment? According to researchers at California’s Salk Institute, their 2017 study has found evidence that cannabinoids such as CBD could help remove dementia from brain cells. In the […]