How Can I Help When I Am So Far Away?

Published: June 5, 2018

Emily Opal lived in the outskirts of Georgia. She was original from Northern California but, moved away thirty years prior to follow the humidity and southern hospitality. With her move, she left behind her mother, father, and younger brother. Emily did keep in touch with her family and visited at least once a year. On… Read More

Unlocking Memories: The Use of Reminiscence Therapy

Published: October 6, 2017

Have you ever noticed that a particular scent could bring forth a rush of vivid memories? The smell of cookies baking might remind you of spending time at your grandmother’s house when you were a small child or a piece of jeweler given to you by a loved one evokes feel-good memories every time you… Read More

Mental Health Awareness

Published: June 21, 2016

Mental health awareness is a vital part of a healthy community.  Issues surrounding mental health are pervasive amongst all demographics and should not be overlooked as we age.  The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 percent of the aging population is struggling with some type of mental health disorder and these numbers are likely… Read More

Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Published: April 16, 2016

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between… Read More

Parkinson’s Disease: How to Move Forward After Diagnosis

Published: February 5, 2016

Deon Batchelder, MA, CMC Mr. and Mrs. Jones are both retired and avid travelers. On a recent trip to New York, Mrs. Jones noticed her husband had a slight shuffle to his walk, which she hadn’t noticed before. Mr. Jones stated that he felt fine; however, was feeling his joints were a bit stiff; however,… Read More