What to Do about Mama?- Book Review

Book Review- What to Do about Mama? By Barbara G. Mathews and Barbara Trainin Blank What I like about this book is the different perspectives on caregiving as there are many contributors. This provides any individual or professional reading the book with different scenarios, which include common situations and feelings. The authors also describe their…

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Aging: Yay or Nay?

I came across an article in the Montreal Gazette in the Opinion Section titled: “Growing old is no fun” on August 2nd with individual responses to the article on August 5th in the Editorial Section under Your Views. The gist of the article is aging and getting older has not happened as expected. Many thought…

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In Praise of Our Aging Population

I recently read an article in Zoomer Magazine titled: “Age Before Beauty” which focused on the show Downton Abbey. The character Dowager Countess of Grantham played by Maggie Smith, age 78, is seen as the family matriarch who makes witty comments. As a professional who works with older adults or seniors, I am happy to see…

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Dementia: A Feared Diagnosis and the Emotional Journey

I attended a lecture on Long Term Care Placement from the Perspective of a Caregiver a few days ago at a local private non-profit Alzheimer’s organization. Even though I am a professional, I wanted to further learn the process from the caregivers perspective. Although the placement process was focused here on the province of Quebec,…

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Normalizing Dementia

by Victoria Brewster, MSW AD or Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is…

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Repost of: ‘Me, My Mom and Alzheimer’s’

AD or Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is in their 40’s. This…

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Depression and Dementia

I came across this article from an Aging newsletter I receive. WebMD states in an article from December 31, 2012 that: “Now, a new study suggests that rather than being a cause of memory decline, depression in older people may be an early symptom of dementia.” This makes one pause and think. The article further…

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