Tag: Denise Logeland

How People With Dementia Can Live at Home Longer

Gladys Gerben was always a loner, a trait that grew more pronounced after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about four years ago. She was adamant that she would never leave her home of 30 years, in Edgemere, Md., outside Baltimore. Her son and daughter-in-law, who live minutes away, gradually took over more and more… … Continue reading How People With Dementia Can Live at Home Longer

How to Steer Your Health Care Where You Want It to Go

Say you have a preference about the kind of treatment you want from your doctor. Maybe you dislike the cost, the risk of side effects or just the idea of depending on prescription medications and building your day-to-day routines around them. You want to give priority to alternative treatments like walking, yoga, nutrition or meditation… … Continue reading How to Steer Your Health Care Where You Want It to Go

How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

Live in your own home, on your own terms, in your own community. That’s what most people imagine their later years will be like, says Paul Nikolaidis. But not all homes or communities are designed to support that goal. Nikolaidis was, until recently, a development officer and social worker for Morningside Retirement Health Services and… … Continue reading How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a chance to rest and recharge — goes to the family member or other volunteer who would normally be… … Continue reading 9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break