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How to Respond When Your Loved One Repeats Themselves
How to Respond When Your Loved One Repeats Themselves

You just never really know why someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia repeats the same question or comment over and over. Is it really simply a lack of short-term memory or are there other possible reasons?

All, blog post, Care Givers, Alzheimer's, elderly care, elder support, aging

Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.

All, blog post, Care Givers, Alzheimer's, elder support

Reflections of an Adult Child
Reflections of an Adult Child

When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...

All, blog post, Care Givers, Alzheimer's, Dementia, senior care, memory care

The Dementia Bill of Rights
The Dementia Bill of Rights

Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.

All, blog post, senior care authority, Alzheimer's, Dementia, elderly care, Elders

What Does It Mean To Be Seen?
What Does It Mean To Be Seen?

I still remember the day I walked into the memory care community where my Mom was living. She was sitting in her wheelchair, seemingly calm and content, and looked up at me when I came close and said “Hi Mom” and bent to hug her. She looked up at me and looked away as if she had seen a blank wall.

All, Support, Care Givers, Quality of Living, Alzheimer's

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Assisting Visually Impaired Older Adults

Gina March has been the Director of Community Relations at the Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women in Kirkwood, Missouri since January of 2019. Before joining the staff, she served on their board of directors for over seven years and was an active volunteer. In addition, her mother was a resident at the Home in 2012. Before coming to the Home, Gina was the Executive Director of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.

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