ElderCarelink Blog

Alzheimer’s Journal Reports on Quick Test to Spot Early Alzheimer’s

by Carol Bursack
April 28th, 2010 at 7:46 am

With new awareness of Alzheimer’s can have us feeling as though the disease is lurking around every corner, ready to devour any one of us at any time. It’s easy to get paranoid. We wonder with every memory glitch, is this Alzheimer’s? Read more »

Caring for Others Starts With Yourself

by Sue Lanza
April 27th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I used to think it was safe to walk in mall parking lots but not anymore.

While cheerfully walking along a large chain store parking lot a month ago (cue the sunshine and the birds singing…), I stumbled into not one but two gigantic potholes and had the indignity of hitting the pavement with these body parts:  forehead, nose, arm, hands and knee.  My daughter and a kind store employee helped me stop the stars from circling and helped me up.  Of course, I did report the incident to the store manager and then tried to continue with my day.  Except…..

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Welcome ElderCarelink Bloggers!

by Sue Lanza
April 27th, 2010 at 11:17 am

Hi there Starshines!!!  I am so pleased to be part of the blogging community at ElderCarelink!

My name is Sue and like all of you, I am trying to stay on top of the latest info as we all age together.  My background has been in health care for the last 30 (yikes!) years working as an activities director and administrator mostly in long-term care.  Besides professional health care experience, I have also learned the hard way about being a caregiver for a while as my mom had Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Balancing Staying at Home Eldercare Days

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
April 27th, 2010 at 8:13 am

Some carers describe it as boring.  Others view it as “babysitting.”  Nearly 2 years into my decision to become a full-time stay-at-home carer to my beloved 85 year old mother, I can honestly state that I am neither bored nor am I a babysitter to my mother.

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Welcome to Eldercarelink Blogs

by Carol Bursack
April 27th, 2010 at 4:46 am

Welcome caregivers and friends! First, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Carol Bradley Bursack, Editor-in-Chief of this new value packed Eldercarelink.com site.

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