Category Archives for "Dementia"

Alzheimer's

When a Loved One Needs More Than Words

When a Loved One Needs More Than WordsIt is all too easy to interpret the confusion expressed by a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia as representative of all their faculties. It really is not the case. If the person simply started speaking a language you didn’t understand, you wouldn’t immediately assume something was wrong with […]

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resident aggression

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care Settings

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care SettingsOne of the most difficult aspects of both having a loved one in an assisted living or skilled nursing setting, and of administering those settings safely, is processing often unpredictable behavior of individuals with dementia. The actions of residents often do not correspond to any rational reality we understand. […]

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Preventing the Elder Orphan Crisis | Archer Law Office LLC | Elder Law Attorney NJ

Preventing the Elder Orphan Crisis

​Preventing the Elder Orphan CrisisWhen you hear the term ‘orphan’, you immediately imagine a child without parents. However, I see all too often the isolation that is either the result of a smaller family as one ages, or the intentional isolation of someone who has a cognitive disorder and isolates themselves from their community. In […]

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communicating with someone with cognitive impairment | Archer Law Office, Elder Law NJ

Change Your Game: Communicating With The Cognitively Impaired

​Change Your Game: Communicating With The Cognitively ImpairedWe have all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. Unfortunately, we may have also heard someone with cognitive impairment described as ‘crazy’. This could not be more inaccurate and offensive. In terms of communicating with […]

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