Managing the Holidays with Elderly Parents

This Christmas was going to be a challenge getting our parents in the same place at the same time. Not because of proximity but because of their condition. We have mom in assisted living and we have dad in memory care. The only saving grace is the community they live...
Finish Your Project

Finish Your Project

The first time I met Dot, she met me with a vibrant personality. She told me that I should know that when I left, she was going to write notes about our visit. At first, I was concerned about why she thought she needed to keep notes, but I encouraged her to do so. She...
Cousin Ginny Taking Care of Grandma

Cousin Ginny Taking Care of Grandma

When I met the family, they had already started the process of protecting Grandma Joan but what happened to her is not uncommon and is an important story for all families to know. The family was so thankful when cousin Ginny said that she could move in with Grandma...
Early Onset Dementia

Early Onset Dementia

James was 46 years old when his manager called him to her office to talk about some concerns. His colleagues had mentioned that he recently got lost in the building on his way back from the restroom. They mentioned that he was having trouble with the project...
When an Artist Needs Aging Assistance

When an Artist Needs Aging Assistance

As part of celebrating the month of May as Aging Life Care Month, we would like help educate our visitors on what it is that Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers, do to help aging persons and their involved family members to plan for...
It is Never Too Late to Learn Something New

It is Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Many older people think that it’s too late to learn a new skill. But this is just simply not true. There is NO age limit to learning. When you try something new, you’re opening your world to endless new possibilities: new people, new places, and new...