Helping a Loved One With Dementia Manage Their Money

Mature Woman Helping Senior Neighbor With Home Finances

When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family often worry about their loved one’s safety. Will Dad go to bed, forgetting the tea kettle is boiling on the stove? Will Mom get lost? Will Uncle Chuck keep trying to drive, even though he’s not safe behind the wheel? Their concerns…

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Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse

senior woman sitting alone near window of her house looking sadly outside at winter scenery

When Jane and Kathy came home for the holidays to visit their mother, they were worried about what they saw. Mom’s usually spotless house was dirty and unkempt, and the furnace wasn’t working properly. Though Mom had always taken pride in her wardrobe, she was wearing her bathrobe all day. She seemed painfully thin, and…

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Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun?

open dresser drawer with gun sitting on top of folded clothing

The debate over guns has heated up during the past few years. But one thing most everyone on the firearm ownership opinion spectrum agrees about is that sometimes it is unsafe for an individual with mental illness to have access to guns. What about older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Researchers from the…

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Police Need Training Issues of Older Adults

policewoman and policeman standing beside squad car looking at the camera

Leah’s father has Alzheimer’s disease and lives with her. Leah is usually careful that Dad doesn’t leave the house alone, but one night she forgot to lock the door, and in the morning, Dad was gone. Then the police called. Although Dad had quit smoking 20 years before, this morning he had gone into a…

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Mindful Forest Therapy for Alzheimer’s.

Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese term translated to “Forest Bathing”, is a mindful way of spending time in the woods that allows you to reconnect with nature, providing significant health benefits in return. Generations ago, being in nature was a natural consequence of existence, but with the increasingly institutionalization of older adults, a hyperactive mind, and a…

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Alzheimer’s – The Most Feared Disease

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The fear of acquiring the disease is of major concern to most aging adults and differentiating normal age loss from a neurocognitive disorder is of utmost concern. I have listed below the ten early signs to look in a neurocognitive disorder…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques

There are a number of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques that are effective in reducing problematic behaviors and improving day-to-day functioning of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Reality therapy: Interact with the person with dementia within his or her own frame of reference for the world, even if it has little to…

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Family with Alzheimer’s Disease – How We Can Help

Here at Holistic Aging we offer a support program for families with alzheimer’s disease. It is important to know how we can help and how you can also help them. The first thing you need to do is educate yourself all about Alzheimer’s. Please know that Alzheimer’s Disease begins slowly, it first involves the parts…

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