What is an Aging Life Care™ Manager?

Posted Posted in Aging Life Care Planning, Caregiver Coaching, Living and Care Options, RN Care Management, Seniors

I’m always a little unsure how to provide a meaningful answer when we are asked, “What does an Aging Life™ Care Manager do?”.  To many, our responsibilities seem straight-forward. To others, they may scratch their head and try to imagine how we might be able to help a loved-one better than family.  Families don’t necessarily […]

Resources to Learn More About Alzheimer’s/Dementia Research, Prevention, Treatment

Posted Posted in Aging Life Care Planning, Articles, Caregiver Coaching, Dementia, Seniors

Alzheimer’s Association 800.272.3900  24/7 www.alz.org  https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf NIH Clinical Trials https://www.alzheimers.gov/clinical-trials Good overview videos What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG4mr6Jov0 Gary Small MD/Successful Aging  https://www.ted.com/talks/gary_small_the_formula_for_successful_aging?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare More in-depth clinical information Dale Bredesen, MD A Precision Approach to End ALZ https://www.ted.com/talks/dale_bredesen_a_precision_approach_to_end_alzheimer_s_disease Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease – Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jun […]

Living with Family – Expectations and Boundaries

Posted Posted in Aging Life Care Planning, Caregiver Coaching, Dementia, Living and Care Options, Senior Housing, Seniors

If your family has decided that an older adult needs constant care and that living together is probably the best solution, then you may be wondering why any further discussion is necessary. Even if you think it isn’t, consider taking a few minutes to sit down with your loved-one to answer the following questions. Doing […]

Decisions: From Independent Households to Extended Family Households

Posted Posted in Caregiver Coaching, Dementia, Senior Housing, Seniors

You may recall the days when parents lived with their grown children (think The Walton’s).  Many cultures adopted this arrangement for financial or traditional reasons. Then an era of independence became more common.  I recall my grandmother wanting her own household in the sixties. Over time, changes in society have caused us to re-examine independent […]