Dementia

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guardian

What Does it Mean to Be A Guardian?

What Does it Mean to Be A Guardian?There may come a time in your life when a person you love—whether it’s a parent, grandparent, a spouse, a family member with a disability, or even a minor child—becomes unable to care for themselves due to physical or mental limitations. At that point you may find yourself […]

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Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones​​Elders with one of the various diagnoses of dementia tend to exhibit strange behavior during the late afternoon and evening hours. Memory loss and confusion are mainstays of the disease but as day turns to night, patients tend to exhibit changes in personality, irritability, and behavioral […]

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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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