Can Elders Remember “Sundowning”?

Recently, on an eldercare professionals group on LinkedIn, a post about a man in Indonesia who describes his “sundowning” received a lot of attention. If you have a loved one who is suffering from dementia, chances are you have seen this behavior. Often, as the day...
Behavior Challenges

Behavior Challenges

I am the owner of a non medical in-home caregiver agency.  One of our clients is providing quite a challenge due to his anger, agitation, racial slurs towards caregivers, as well as inappropriate sexual comments and gestures.  He is 83 years old and does not have...
Is Your Elder Neglecting Their Own Care?

Is Your Elder Neglecting Their Own Care?

A colleague recently forwarded me an essay from The New England Journal of Medicine about what we call in the field “elder self-neglect.” The essay describes a patient who has piles and piles of paper in his home, rotting food in the kitchen, rat feces everywhere. It...