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  • Nurturing the Nurturer: The Use of Doll Therapy for Older Adults June 20, 2019
    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 mom or dad’s occupation? Those families who […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement June 6, 2019
    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. Don’t throw those good habits out the window, but […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Stories and Highlights of National Aging Life Care Month May 30, 2019
    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. Each week, ALCA asked members to share something from their world as […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • MAY IS NATIONAL AGING LIFE CARE™ MONTH May 23, 2019
    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 presenters and participants tackled the toughest issues related to aging today. What […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Aging Life Care® Professionals Can Help Be Your Guilt-Buster May 2, 2019
    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 phone calls a […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Navigating Life After a Parkinson’s Diagnosis with an Aging Life Care Professional April 18, 2019
    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. When an individual is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it can be all consuming and take over as the focus of life. However, with some excellent coaching, it is easy to see that the diagnosis is only part of who the […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care March 28, 2019
    Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care by Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC We are an aging nation.  Since 2011, baby boomers have been turning 65 at an average rate of 10,000 per day.  This will continue until 2030.  And we are living longer.  Fortunately, we are also healthier and more active than past […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Long-Term Care – Partnering with an Aging Life Care Manager® March 21, 2019
    by Frances Mir MSN, RN, CMC Planning for long-term care as one continues to age can become a process that requires research, pre-planning, and financial overview. The good news is that there are opportunities for seeking a range of services and working collaboratively with professionals who can assist with the steps of long-term care planning. […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • The Anatomy of an Appetite: Aging and Our Relationship to Food March 14, 2019
    Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Many of life’s events involve food. From the grandest of celebrations to the smallest of gatherings, there is always a place for food. As an Aging Life Care Professional®, I recall a wonderful get together this care manager had organized to celebrate a client’s birthday, her ninetieth… I thought.  She […]
    Samantha Colaianni
  • Finding What Matters as We Age March 7, 2019
    by Harisa Paco, MSW, LSWAIC, CMC The work of care managers is in itself rewarding. On a day to day basis, we play a large role in the lives of our clients and their families. We’re gifted with the opportunity to help those in need, to help improve the quality of life for the clients […]
    Samantha Colaianni

Summer Self-Care: Resources to Take a Caregiving Break

When you are responsible for the care of an aging loved one, a summer vacation or weekend getaway may seem impossible or out-of-reach. Questions race through your mind: What happens if Mom falls? Who will remind Dad to take his medications? What if th...

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Dementia

Your genetics do not have to be the final word on your brain’s health. Through small, easy lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of developing dementia, and improve your quality of life while you’re at it. 8 Tips for Reducing the Ris...

Observe, Recognize, Prevent: 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched in 2006 on June 15th by the World Health Organization. Elder abuse is one of the most overlooked public health problems in the United States. Victims of abuse are three times more likely than those who were...

Ten Things Everyone Should Do At Retirement

When asked for their best piece of advice, Aging Life Care Professionals are quick to respond: “Be prepared,” “Make a plan for aging,” “Don’t wait for a crisis to strike,” “Build a team of trusted friend...

Alcohol and Dementia: Critical Lessons from USA and South Africa

As the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Professionals® help families cope with and manage a variety of age-related challenges such as alcohol use and dementia. To find a professional, visit the Aging Life Care Association’s “Find an ...

Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of asbestos-related cancer. Though it’s an aggressive illness, ongoing advancements in chemotherapy, surgery and clinical trials are extending patients' lives years beyond their life expectancy.