Monthly Archives: January 2018

Memory care residents require a different approach

Activities assistant Mandy Blackmon and Norma Sutton, a resident in memory care, arrange some silk tulips.

As anyone who works with people with dementia knows, you’ve got to know how to enter their world. For more than three years, that’s what Mandy Blackmon has learned to do as the activities assistant for our memory care neighborhood.

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What to Do About Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults

It often points to underlying health problems that deserve attention (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)

By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue

One of my readers recently sent in this question:

Q: My 88-year-old father lives in his own home about 100 miles from us. He’s been living alone since my mother died five years ago. I thought he looked READ MORE