Posts in the Alzheimer's and Dementia category
DementiaWise Spotlight
ComForCare’s DementiaWise® Program is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Keep Reading
A Free Virtual Workshop: Transitions of Care – Lessons Learned for Improved Outcomes
Wednesday June 16, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Nancy Skinner, RN-BC, CCM, ACM-RN, CMCN, active consultant in health care and two-time former CMSA president, will lead this informative, solution-based presentation. Keep Reading
About Frontotemporal Dementia
Receiving a frontotemporal dementia (FTD) diagnosis can leave many family members and loved ones... Keep Reading
Musician is a Hit With Homebound Seniors
Lately, it takes a lot to get a smile from Tamila Kazimov. The 74-year-old from Lakeway, TX, is suffering from oral cancer and mild dementia. But daughter-in-law Desiree Kazimov knows there is one way to light up Tamila’s face and get her toes tapping: a virtual visit from the Music Man. The Music Man, Steve Toll, is the national director of Music & Special Programs for ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. Keep Reading
About Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia (LBD) presents unique challenges for those living with it and their families.... Keep Reading
Poor Sleep Can Increase Dementia Risks
Sleep is essential for our mental and physical health in all walks of life, but many older adults... Keep Reading
Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects approximately 15-20% of people age 65 or older, with a... Keep Reading
Understanding the Three D's: Dementia, Delirium and Depression - For Health Care Professionals
Join us Wednesday, March 31 from 1pm - 2:30pm EST.
Heather McKay, PhD, OT/L, dementia care specialist, will present Understanding the Three D's: Dementia, Delirium and Depression." Awareness of the "three Ds" and a willingness to investigate a variety of causes will facilitate improved treatment of outcome for any patient with confusion or an altered mental status. Keep Reading
Understanding Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia. It's referred to by some as a... Keep Reading
6 Socially Distanced Winter Activities for Seniors
Winter is here, and some of us are already experiencing those colder temperatures. As even chillier... Keep Reading
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can leave many family members and loved ones... Keep Reading
The Power of Music in Caregiving (Senior Outlook Today)
Steve Toll, care enhancement specialist and musician, talks about how music triggers memories, not only of the song and the performer, but also how we were feeling at the time we heard it, the people we were with and the events that were happening. Keep Reading
Robot Pets Make Good Companions for Seniors
Like shelter and food, companionship is one of the most important necessities in life. Having... Keep Reading
The Benefits of Singing
By Steve Toll, care enhancement specialist   When I was a kid, my mother would play the... Keep Reading
The Impact of Music on Our Memories
By Steve Toll, care enhancement specialist   I will never forget the first time I saw... Keep Reading
The "Music Man" of COVID-19
Steve Toll sings tunes from the 30s to the 60s in a quest to connect with seniors and those living with dementia through music and conversation. When COVID-19 hit, Steve started getting on Facebook daily to help engage and connect with seniors who are sheltering-in-place. Keep Reading
Virtual Reality: Not Just for the Young
We usually associate the latest technology with the young, but in the case of virtual reality (VR),... Keep Reading
How You Can Emotionally and Mentally Support Older Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak
During this period of social and physical distancing, it can be challenging for people to stay... Keep Reading
The Connection Between Dementia and Loneliness
We all feel lonely from time to time. Indeed, loneliness may actually help us to experience... Keep Reading
Helping a Person With Dementia Live at Home Longer
According to a study by AARP most older adults want to continue living at home. Under the right conditions, people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can stay at home until the end of life, enjoying the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. Keep Reading

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