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Archive for the ‘Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care’ Category

Caring From A Distance – When is Home Not Enough?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

John was the oldest son in a family of four siblings with aging parents who had retired some years ago in Florida. As he and his siblings lived in various … Read More »

The Importance of Dementia Awareness

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

This is a heartwarming story with a lesson and reminder that each of us can be a hero and save a life by knowing the warning signs of seniors driving … Read More »

12 Tips for Visiting a Family Member in Assisted Living

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Visiting a father or mother in assisted living is so important. While you were growing up they devoted themselves to you for many years and now you are devoting time … Read More »

Study Finds Education Plays a Role in Cognitive Decline

Friday, March 4th, 2016

An interesting article in this week’s New York Times cites a recent medical study that finds dementia is less likely in those with at least a high school education. Here … Read More »

New Alzheimer’s Drug “Sola” Shows Promise

Friday, August 14th, 2015

In her latest blog, Carillon’s Alzheimer’s care expert, Mary Ann Drummond, writes of a promising development from drug maker Eli Lilly. A new drug in phase three testing from Eli Lilly … Read More »

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need Care, Too

Friday, July 24th, 2015

In her latest blog, Carillon’s Alzheimer’s care expert Mary Ann Drummond touches on the significant, and too often unmet, needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers. To be a caregiver is something one … Read More »

Asheboro Garden Place Community is Rededicated

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Asheboro seniors and their families became the first to experience Carillon’s signature Alzheimer’s care community, The Garden Place, when it opened in 1996. The newly renovated community celebrated this week at a ribbon cutting … Read More »

Chapter I: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

What follows is Chapter One of Meet Me Where I Am: An Alzheimer’s Care Guide, by Mary Ann Drummond. Drummond, an Alzheimer’s care expert and licensed nurse, is Vice President … Read More »

Are You ALZ Aware?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

If you met someone with Alzheimer’s disease, would you know it? Better yet, would you be able to communicate with that person and have a positive interaction with them? An innovative … Read More »

Caring for the Caregiver

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The sixth and final chapter of Meet Me Where I Am: An Alzheimer’s Care Guide, may be the most important in the book. Titled “Caring for the Caregiver,” this chapter … Read More »

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