Letting Go of Guilt

Letting Go of Guilt

Being a decision maker for an aging person requires varying levels of choices. Most people know the difference between right and wrong in daily decision making but it can be very stressful to make difficult decisions for a loved family member, knowing that decision...
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...
The Winter Blues, and What Seniors Can Do

The Winter Blues, and What Seniors Can Do

Janet, my 82-year-old client, seemed especially quiet and subdued during our weekly visit. I had been Janet’s care manager for the past several months, and something didn’t seem right.”How are you feeling, Janet?””I don’t know what...
Answers to Frequently Asked Caregiver Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Caregiver Questions

If you’re a caregiver, chances are you’ve had questions, such as:Q. I feel I never have time for myself anymore, but caregiving requires 100% of my attention. How can I find a better balance in my life?A. Caregiving can take a heavy emotional and physical...