TAKE A DEEP BREATH

Recently I  attended a support group meeting where my husband attends a memory care facility several days a week. One of the facilitators shared a reminder about how very important it is to find ways to reduce stress. We all know the dangers of unrelieved high stress....

Getting everyone on the same page

Family dynamics can be most challenging when faced with a loved one’s sudden illness.  It’s important that everyone understands the diagnosis. Coming together to develop a plan and cooperate in care is crucial and cannot be achieved until everyone agrees...

Talking with Your Family

One of the emotionally hard things to deal with when you have a loved one with dementia is the sense of losing touch with friends and sometimes family because they are uncomfortable or just don’t know how to respond to someone that is no longer “the same...

Changes to MA Assisted Living Regulations

Changes in assisted living regulations are needed in many states, as facilities try to keep residents even though they are past the scope of services in an AL. The following is an article (in its entirety) that ran in the Boston Globe, and offers great insight into...