Dave Nassaney

March 7, 2018

Why Caregivers Refuse Help

Caregivers frequently feel stressed and many eventually become burned out—a condition that should not be taken lightly. Many caregivers, even when they have access to outside resources, still come up with excuses to actively refuse assistance. […]
March 6, 2018

Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps

In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help intermittently, but what caregivers often need […]
March 5, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, […]
March 2, 2018

How to Identify and Minimize Caregiver Burden

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique “occupational […]
March 1, 2018

Physical Exercise: Good Medicine for the Brain

Regular physical exercise is important for brain health. Being active is important whether a person has normal memory and thinking abilities or has a memory disorder such as a Mild Cognitive Impairment, early/moderate Alzheimer’s disease or […]
February 28, 2018

What to Do When Siblings Can’t Agree on a Parent’s Care Needs

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Siblings! For some lucky families, having a bunch of adult siblings gather around and plan how to take care of Mom and Dad as their parents’ health begins to fail is a great […]
February 27, 2018

It’s About Life

Only 10 percent of Americans will die suddenly. The remainder of us (90 percent) will decline slowly, growing weaker until we die. Because this process is so gradual, we often don’t recognize that a loved one […]
February 26, 2018

Why the Flu Is Often Missed in Older Adults

(A longer version of this article appeared previously on BetterHealthWhileAging.net.) You’ve likely heard the news: the flu is pretty bad this year, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirming a higher-than-usual level of illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths.
February 23, 2018

When Hoarding Is a Disorder

You may have seen reality TV shows about people who hoard mail, gadgets, cats, and even trash. Or, maybe for you, the reality is a little closer. It could be a neighbor or a family member.
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