Kay H. Bransford

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

Dementia and it’s troublesome sidekick Anxiety

The speed at which my Mom could bring me into her anxiety was one of the most alarming shifts in our familiar dynamic. Growing up my Mom was the calm, low-key fixer. In the military life in which I was raised with a Dad that was often gone, Mom ran the household and raised four […]

Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

The Annals of Internal Medicine reported on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability(AAFV): An Emerging Public Health Issue back in 2015. They define “AAFV as a pattern of financial behavior that places an older adult at substantial risk for a considerable loss of resources, such that dramatic changes in quality of life would result, and that is inconsistent with previous […]

Difficult People and Dementia

Difficult People and Dementia

When I hear the statistics about older adults living with dementia, I immediately dismiss them because I believe they are just too low. I know there are many people living with dementia that were never diagnosed and so they have never been counted. I understand why families choose not to pursue testing. However, I also […]

Falls are Game Changers for Older Adults

Falls are Game Changers for Older Adults

I know you have heard or seen a lot about the risk of a fall. It seems like the smallest of worries when you are dealing with concerns over personal and financial safety.  However, it looms as one thing that changes EVERYTHING for many of the clients with which I work. It was also the […]

Rules of Engagement for Adult Children Caregivers

Rules of Engagement for Adult Children Caregivers

In hopes that you find a way to work with your siblings. It would be a shame to lose and parent and fracture your sibling relationship at the same time … but it is all too common.

Little Proof that Supplements Improve Brain Health

Little Proof that Supplements Improve Brain Health

There are some ways you can improve brain health, but for now, they don’t come in pill form.

Shining through a dementia diagnosis

Shining through a dementia diagnosis

Check out some award-winning photos by individuals diagnosed with dementia.