Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Getting Your Affairs in Order, Even with Dementia

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Families often ask what they need to do to get their affairs in order, especially after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of cognitive impairment.  The key documents authorize specific people or institutions to take care of your finances or make medical decisions when you are unable Read More…

Aliceheimer’s: Seeing Daily Caregiving as Opportunity

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Alice came to live with her daughter, Dana Walrath, when she could no longer live alone due to Alzheimer’s disease. In the Walrath’s Vermont home, different threads of their lives and talents came together in new ways:

Dana’s father had read Alice in Wonderland aloud to his family when his children were young, and Read More…

Keeping Hydrated

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Summer is almost here! While enjoying warmer temperatures and outdoor venues, remember to drink plenty of water. The need to keep hydrated is more important for older people than for the general population for two reasons:

Our body composition is about 70% water. However, as we age, that percentage decreases, making Read More…

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