Tags : Memory Care

Smooth Moves

Transitioning to a memory care community may be challenging. Here’s how to make it easier Abigail Havens remembers the troubling updates from her mother’s friends. One afternoon, her mother had gotten lost driving to a restaurant where she’d eaten lunch regularly. On another day, her mother sounded confused when she called a local theater, where […]Read More

Specialized Care

4 ways memory care communities offer an individualized approach With Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia on the rise, dedicated memory care communities and memory care units are stepping up to meet people’s unique needs. When an individual’s ability to communicate diminishes — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — specially trained staff prioritize […]Read More

Op-Ed: Senior Tech Meets the Challenges of an Aging Society

Caregiving is committed to publishing a diversity of opinions. The opinions expressed in this op-ed article are the author’s own. Americans are living longer today, with more than 54 million people age 65 and older. With a fast-aging population, how are we, as a society, helping to ensure that older adults have access to a high […]Read More

Facing the Anguish of My Father’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

Above photo: Writer Katie Colt, as a baby with her father Norman Sack. Photo courtesy of Katie Colt My mother recently received a call from my father’s memory care facility in northern Cook County, letting her know that he had tested positive for COVID-19 — the facility’s first known positive case. I don’t know with certainty […]Read More