Silver Alert: What Does It Mean and How to Avoid Needing It

Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. This is often caused by the decline in cognitive functioning and symptoms such as restlessness and confusion that are associated with this decline. The more these diseases progress, the more likely it is that the senior will wander. This wandering [...]

October 2nd, 2018|

Spousal Dementia and its Effect on a Marriage

When someone you love, in particular, your spouse, becomes ill you want to help them get well. But what happens when the illness is dementia? A marital relationship that could have spanned years or decades becomes subject to enormous change, and that change is not a slow linear progression of predictability. It is an up and [...]

September 11th, 2018|

Spoon-feeding and Hydration: What are Your Wishes?

By now, many of us have witnessed the slow and dehumanizing death by Alzheimer’s of friends and loved ones. In the final stages of this and other dementia diseases, there comes a time when the person can no longer speak, recognize loved ones, or move purposefully. With that poor quality of life, many would choose [...]

September 6th, 2018|

Life After A Dementia Diagnosis

  Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss and seek guidance for future care. For help in implementing [...]

July 18th, 2018|

Grieving Dog Attends Owner’s Funeral and Finds Peace Again After Pet Parent’s Sudden Death

Norma and her constant companion, Roxie. Pictured here is my mother Norma with her bests friend Roxie. She rescued her from a local shelter in 2005. One of the most difficult parts of saying goodbye to my mother in 2016 was watching Roxie and how she reacted to her owner's passing.  Roxie is [...]

May 25th, 2018|