Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is observed each year in November. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America takes this annual opportunity to spur more dialogue and education around Alzheimer’s care and early signs of the disease.
Sooner or later, most of us will face cleaning out a parent’s home. Here’s how to make an enormous task easier and quicker.
You never realize how much stuff your parents have packed into their home until you have to clean it out. You may be looking at decades of acquisitions … newspaper clippings, clothing, holiday decorations, furniture, collections, tools. Many of those things will carry memories and emotions for your parents and perhaps you, too.
As the summer sun shines brightly, it's essential to keep our beloved seniors engaged in fulfilling activities that foster creativity and social interaction. Crafting is not only a fun and enjoyable pastime but also offers numerous cognitive and emotional benefits for seniors, making it a perfect activity for day care sessions.
One woman in the assisted living residence had to be watched closely so she didn’t take off her clothes—all of them. AFA social worker Melpo Voulieris, LMSW, who worked there at the time, said she had to educate the staff about what was behind the woman’s actions.