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  • Caring for a Spouse – Navigating the Aging Journey Together


    by Samantha Colaianni on August 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    At some point along the path of life, we step into the path of being a caregiver; we expected this as we became parents or as our own parents aged.  But when we married someone, this role was not delineated in our dreams or vision of our vows of “from this day forward!” Our […]

  • Trip Tips for Older Travelers with Health Considerations


    by Samantha Colaianni on August 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Trip Tips for Older Travelers with Health Considerations By Amanda Lewis, BA, CMC, Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom, LLC Summer is a wonderful time for traveling. Neither age nor health should keep you from going on a vacation. With some thoughtful planning, a trip to visit with family and […]

  • Aging Well: Lifestyle Choices Enhance Brain Health


    by Samantha Colaianni on July 26, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Courtesy Frye Art Museum. Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit. By Keri Pollock Lifestyle choices are some of the most effective and easiest ways to enhance brain health. What we eat, how we spend our free time, how much physical activity and social enrichment we engage in, all play a part. And anything […]

  • Creative Planning: Life Insurance Policy Can Help Pay for Care


    by Samantha Colaianni on July 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    By Lisa Rehburg Healthcare and long term care expenses can be significant as we age.  An article in the May edition of  The CPA Journal explained that “50% of individuals over age 85 will need assistance with daily functioning because of medical problems (both physical and […]

  • Caring for the Caregiver: Emotional Support After a Loved One’s Dementia Diagnosis


    by Samantha Colaianni on July 16, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC When a parent or spouse can no longer do what they did yesterday, it becomes another transition for the primary caregiver and for the extended family. These transitions catch us off guard and an overwhelming sense of loss and grief is experienced by the […]

  • Nurturing the Nurturer: The Use of Doll Therapy for Older Adults


    by Samantha Colaianni on June 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM As Aging Life Care Professionals®, when we are asked to assist with securing placement in a nursing home, there are many questions we ask beyond the physical and cognitive conditions that are prompting the move. Primary among those questions is: what was […]

  • The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement


    by Samantha Colaianni on June 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC Ask anyone for their top advice about living a long, healthy life and you’ll probably hear tips about the importance of eating well, stopping smoking, exercising and getting regular medical checkups. […]

  • Stories and Highlights of National Aging Life Care Month


    by Samantha Colaianni on May 30, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Aging Life Care Professionals® across the country celebrated National Aging Life Care™ Month by providing seminars, webinars, special events, open houses, and other educational activities for the public. Many took to social media to share Aging Life Care stories via selfies and videos. […]

  • MAY IS NATIONAL AGING LIFE CARE™ MONTH


    by Samantha Colaianni on May 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ / care management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Special events come on the heels of a professional conference in Scottsdale, where […]

  • Aging Life Care® Professionals Can Help Be Your Guilt-Buster


    by Samantha Colaianni on May 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    By Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC May is Aging Life Care™ Month, which has me thinking about how supporting an aging parent can feel so daunting. We see it every day in our work as Aging Life Care Professionals®. Time consuming. Caring for an aging parent takes so much time: multiple […]