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Life After Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

As I'm sitting here writing this, nearly 15 years have passed since that fateful evening Ed was found driving on the wrong side of the road. Since that first sign that something serious was wrong with him. I was only 50 then; now I'm into my 60s. The years have gone by slowly.

8 Ways To Help A Loved One Transition To Assisted Living

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Moving into assisted living or a memory care community can be hard on both the person and their family. The good news is there is much family members can do to ease the transition. Here are eight tips that will bring more ease into the initial assisted living experience.

Loved Ones With Alzheimer's: The Cost of Care

Sean Kell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Memory care, a care type providing unique and intensive assistance to seniors with dementia conditions, has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments of senior care options. It is also quite costly.

Sometimes Forgetting Is a Blessing

Marie Marley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I want to go home," Ed kept repeating plaintively to me and everyone who passed by during my visit the day of his move. He was sitting on a little padded bench outside his new room. He looked bewildered. I felt faint and terribly guilty.

Being a Successful Caregiver: Getting the Support You Need

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Receiving the news that a loved has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia is often life-changing. As our population ages, more and more of us are faced with the difficult reality that our loved ones are experiencing increased memory impairment.

The Journey of Finding Senior Care and Housing: Nursing Homes and Beyond

Sean Kell | Posted 09.07.2012 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Whether a result of denial, limited personal resources or a lack of desire to plan ahead, there is a clear misconception among Americans of the choices available today. Here are some tips to help understand the variety of senior living options and how to assess which ones may be best suited for your loved one.

A Unique Care Option for Seniors and Their Families

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

How can multi-generational families enjoy summer living that is easy -- or at least easier? One solution is to let elderly family members take a turn at getting out of the house through Adult Day Stay.

How Leeza Gibbons Is Improving Life For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. When they went to her home, which her mother had visited hundreds of times, she said, "This is such a beautiful place. Is there a room for me here?" Her mother had dementia.

3 Questions to Ask About Assisted Living Memory Care Communities

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Finding an assisted living community for a loved one with dementia can be a daunting process. I have been on both sides of the fence.

Assisted Living for the Demented: Locked-Up Syndrome

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karin Luisa

Old age seems to have become a nuisance to get through.