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“Combative Behavior” vs “Self Preservation”

Combative behavior is a common description for behaviors exhibited by some people with Alzheimer’s disease. Para professionals, professionals and family commonly use words like; combative, difficult, un-cooperative and disrespectful to describe behavior that they feel is inappropriate. With that in mind let’s think about this scenario from the perspective of a person with Alzheimer’s disease: […]

CHEER

I share this story with a smile and a tear. My mother always made the best lemon meringue pie. My mother’s Alzheimer’s disease left her dealing with things in ways that did not always seem sensible to my dad. My dad was her primary caregiver until her end of life. He always tried to keep […]

Resources

Governmental Assistance

Rockland County Office for the Aging
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/aging/

Orange County Office for the Aging
http://www.co.orange.ny.us/content/124/1350/default.aspx

Medicare Information

How Medicare Was Made
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/medicare-made

Senior Insurance Associates – an overview of Medicare insurance options
http://www.seniorinsuranceassociates.com/index.html

Alzheimer’s Information

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
http://www.alz.org/facts/overview.asp

Technology Ideas

Top 10 Technology Devices for Seniors
http://www.homecaremag.com/top-10-technology-devices-seniors

Passions & Pleasures

The Dirt on Gardening – 6 Surprising Health Benefits
http://www.alive.com/lifestyle/the-dirt-on-gardening/