Facts and Figures on Dementia

Is Driving a Battle Worth Having? YES!

Is Driving a Battle Worth Having? YES!

Don’t ignore the risks driving present when you are working to keep a loved one safe.

Protecting a Parent from Elder Abuse

Protecting a Parent from Elder Abuse

Help stop elder abuse but knowing how to recognize the signs it might be occurring.

The Ongoing Role of Advocacy for Caregivers

The Ongoing Role of Advocacy for Caregivers

After we lose a loved one to any form of dementia, our advocacy role begins anew.

Caregiving and Siblings: It’s Important to Make it Work

Dementia has taken our parents from us incrementally and cruelly*. We faced many hard decisions through the journey. The most notable legacy my parents left behind was adult children that could work together. We had to overcome a host of challenges as my parent’s health was declining. We are like many families, we’ve got baggage […]

Worried about your Parent, their Forgetfulness, and Money?

Worried about your Parent, their Forgetfulness, and Money?

If a parent or other loved one develops dementia, a risk that grows with age, finances can present a big problem. In fact, you may have to step in to make sure your mom or dad doesn’t  rack up credit card debt or even go broke. That’s what happened to Kay Bransford, an author and […]

Are Brain Game Claims Scientifically Proven?

Are Brain Game Claims Scientifically Proven?

We have seen the commercials and wondered if the advertising claims were real. Turns out that scientists have put out a joint consensus stating the limited value of these brain games. The statement, spearheaded by the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, formalizes concerns raised consistently over the years within […]

The high cost of dementia care

The high cost of dementia care

I have been acutely aware of the cost of caring for my Mom who has multi-infarct dementia. The average monthly cost just for her Assisted Living community is $7,500. When she was exhibiting episodes of unbecoming behavior, we were required to hire additional assistance which cost $5,000 a month. That translates to $90,000 just for […]