Wandering: A Preventable Danger

Wandering is one of the most common and potentially dangerous behaviors among patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. For families and caregivers of seniors living with AD (Alzheimer’s/Dementia), it is imperative that we understand the many causes of...

Aging in Place: New Tools Facilitate an Old Idea

Aging in place is a concept that is getting a lot of attention these days. Simply put, it refers to the movement toward keeping seniors in their own homes for as long as comfortably possible. When polled, most people say that they want to continue to stay in their own...

Is Hospice the Right Choice?

I became a hospice volunteer years ago, after attending a family friend’s funeral. During the service, I listened to his adult children describe their father’s last days under hospice care, and I was struck by how peaceful his transition seemed to be for him and his...