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Knowing When Your Loved One Needs Memory Care


               A desire to help your loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia enjoy life to the fullest often means providing at-home care for as long as possible. This progressive disease, however, can become increasingly difficult for family caregivers to manage. At some point, the...


Music & Memory: The Power of Music


Do you have a favorite song that you hum in your head? Can you remember the song that was played at your wedding? What was one of your favorite songs growing up in high school? These are the first questions I pose to my clients; many of whom have suffered strokes, brain trauma, and have become confined...


Memory Loss vs. Forgetfulness: How to Recognize the Difference


Here are some signs to look for when assessing whether or not your parent might be having a significant decline in their memory. If your mom and dad are advancing in years, chances are you’ve noticed some changes in their memory, like not remembering where they parked or forgetting to grab eggs at the...


Caring for a Loved One with Dementia


It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important...


Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know


Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry...


Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and affects 5.7 million Americans. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life. The disease is often dealt with in silence. Those facing the...


Do What You Love On The Longest Day


The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, participants will team up to do an activity they love – or an activity loved by those affected – to help end Alzheimer’s. What people do on The Longest Day is up to them! This...


Not a Conveyor Belt…


Continuing Care Retirement Communities (“CCRC”) are a popular senior living option in our region. The Chambersburg to Lancaster corridor is rich with outstanding communities, offering today’s retirees an active, healthy lifestyle and valuable answers to their financial and health-related “what-ifs.”...


Caring for a Person with Dementia?


Caring for a person with dementia often takes its toll on the caregiver's health. The stress of the situation often causes medical and/or psychological issues for the person. Although stress cannot completely be eliminated, there are steps to take to avoid being in distress. One of the first steps is...


Just One! A HOPE for the Future


A common goal for anyone reading this article is the eventual eradication of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The numbers are staggering! There are over 5 million Americans with AD dementia and this number is expected to be over 16 million by 2050. One in eight persons age 65 and older, and 1 in 3 persons age...

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