Dementia Care

When Love Blooms: Navigating New Senior Connections

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When elderly parents or spouses enter a skilled nursing facility, they are bound to form new friendships. But what happens when that friendship blossoms into something more? As new romantic relationships form between elderly adults, spouses and adult children can feel betrayed and concerned. If their loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or…

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Deciding on Skilled Nursing Care? Make Peace of Mind Your #1 Criterion

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Deciding to move a family member into a skilled nursing facility can be emotionally trying. Adult children can feel guilty about not being able to care for their parents at home, or they fear their parents won’t be cared for properly. Financial considerations also complicate matters, particularly when children worry their parents’ assets won’t cover…

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Holiday Gift Ideas for a Loved One with Dementia

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by supermaster

What’s a good holiday gift to give to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? That’s a popular question this time of year, and one often asked by family members of our residents here at The Nathaniel Witherell. Allen Brown, Witherell’s executive director, suggests giving “a gift that matches the person’s lifelong or…

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Witherell Celebrates National Nursing Home Week with Psychedelic 60s Theme

Dementia Care | 0 comments | by supermaster

Peace, love, and flower power were in the air as The Nathaniel Witherell kicked off National Nursing Home Week (May 10-16) with a fabulous “Spring into Summer” party, attended by more than 300 residents, families, and friends. The party was followed by a weeklong series of performances and activities that featured a “Psychedelic 60s” theme….

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Nurse Manager Jayne Kennelly Joins Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment”

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by supermaster

Jayne Kennelly, Nathaniel Witherell Nurse Manager on the Specialized Dementia Unit, is in good company. She has been selected to join Maria Shriver, Ann Romney, Chris Evert, Rosalynn Carter, Brooke Shields, and dozens of other inspirational women featured on Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment.” The online Challenge encourages readers to…

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