Month: February 2016

I’m Still Me – How to create meaningful activities for those living with Dementia

February 29th, 2016

A diagnosis of Dementia can be paralyzing. Most of the families with whom I work feel overwhelmed, lost and devastated when faced with this reality. Quickly families often see their loved one as “fading away,” “having disappeared,” or “lost.” This …

“People who limp can still get to where they want to go.”

February 25th, 2016

My client who has chronic hip pain and walks with a walker said this to me just yesterday. Her attitude towards life and challenges is inspiring. #nolimits #nobarriers #acceptandkeepmoving Depositphotos_54684633_m-2015

The right to live or die – who decides? The ethics of terminal illness, chronic pain and suffering

February 22nd, 2016

In November 2014 Brittany Maynard made the news when at 29 years old, after being diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, she evoked Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act” which allows those with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own …

Partnerships in Aging: How to Organize and Prepare for Aging Proactively with your Aging Relative

February 15th, 2016

Daily I come across unprepared families. Daughters and sons call me unsure as to what to do when their mother or father has just had some sort of medical or health crisis and they are now left to pick up …

Military servicemen and servicewomen and the hidden culture of ignoring sexual assault – We need to do Better!

February 8th, 2016

Nineteen thousand men and women are victims of sexual assault each year in the military, but only about 3,200 assaults are reported. Half of these victims are male and in total only about 8% of cases are pursued in the …

Survivors of the Holocaust: How Aging and Caregiving Impact this Population of Seniors

February 1st, 2016

The survivors of the Holocaust – those from Auschwitz and other camps – are now seniors. The average age of a survivor is 83 years old so we can assume that many require the care and support of their families …

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