ElderCarelink Blog

Spiritual Moments in Care

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
June 30th, 2010 at 9:43 am

Even though it doesn’t happen every night, it has happened enough to lead me on a path of creative care solutions. Read more »

Tips from Those Experiencing Hearing Loss

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
June 30th, 2010 at 1:11 am

Just because I have 40 years of experience working with people of all ages with hearing loss, does not mean that I always do the right thing. In this fast paced world, we have a tendency to go on automatic pilot, not necessarily assessing the situation and the needs of the person we are talking with.   Read more »

Apple Juice for Alzheimer’s? Study Shows It Helps Behavior

by Carol Bursack
June 29th, 2010 at 2:13 am

I get excited when I read about studies that find that nutritional foods and/or already available drugs can help people with Alzheimer’s. Many studies show promise of a miracle drug in the pipeline, but if you or your loved one is at risk or already coping with Alzheimer’s symptoms at this time, reports on these studies don’t do much more than cause frustration. People want help now.

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Hearing Loss and Dining Experiences

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
June 28th, 2010 at 1:11 am

Something that always amazes me is the ability of a waiter or waitress to rattle off the list of specials for that day. What happens when a person has a mild hearing loss and there is a lot of background noise? Read more »

Well, Don’t Look at Me

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
June 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I continue to be amused by recurring reports that Baby Boomers have done less by way of civic engagement than our parents’ generation. According to one report, Reinventing Aging, boomers now have an opportunity to re-define aging as many of us have more time on our hands. Read more »