• Just a Minute of Information on… Mild Cognitive Impairments.

    By Robert Elmer III on January 25, 2017
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    It’s hard for me to have a conversation with anyone these days without hearing about someones “Senior moments.”  I want you to know that those senior moments are perfectly normal. As I’m sure you’ve heard many times, it’s not forgetting where the care keys are, it’s forgetting what the car keys are for. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be […]
  • Resolutions for Better Caregiving

    By Robert Elmer III on January 8, 2017
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    Someone once said.”If at first you don’t succeed, your running about normal.” I can think of no more appropriate application of that quote than when it applies to formal and informal caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Since I began writing these articles, broadcasting my “Memory Care Minutes” and lecturing, I’m stunned by the number of people that have approached […]
  • Seasonal Reminders

    By Robert Elmer III on December 19, 2016
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    The other evening, I received a telephone call from someone that had just read my book, Join the Journey-Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver. He had been dealing with his father who was struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and he wanted to compliment me on my advice in two of the Chapters that focused on The Holidays. Unfortunately, he commented that he […]
  • Senior Moments or Something Else?

    By Robert Elmer III on September 18, 2016
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      When you work in the world that I do, there’s rarely a day that goes by that I don’t hear someone refer to one of their “senior moments.” Just to be clear, these experiences are not only very real, they are also very common. As I often do, I will remind you once again that it isn’t forgetting where […]
  • Spread the Word!

    By Robert Elmer III on August 30, 2016
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    I was prompted to begin educating formal and informal caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s years ago when I realized how many people on this journey had no understanding of this insidious disease. This, in spite of the fact that they either worked or lived in the trenches with this illness almost daily. Here it is, 16 years later and I […]
  • Be Prepared…

    By Robert Elmer III on July 17, 2016
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    How well organized are you? Are you one that’s good at planning ahead and anticipating how do deal with whatever challenges and issues that may be around the next bend? I’m sure most of you are familiar with the quote “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Well, no one realizes this more than an at home caregiver […]
  • A Cure or Prevention?

    By Robert Elmer III on June 24, 2016
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    Recently PBS aired a program on Alzheimer’s research that I watched with great interest. As a lecturer and author, I’ve been asked for years if there will ever be a cure or a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? My answer is always short and not so sweet; prevent? yes, cure? no. The title of the program was “Alzheimer’s-Can It Be […]
  • Everybody Loves to Be Loved

    By Robert Elmer III on May 22, 2016
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    The content of his article contains mature subject matter and may not be appropriate for younger readers. The Topic? Sex and Alzheimer’s dementia. Do I really have to tell you that this is a subject that many are not at ease talking about? Many parents aren’t comfortable thinking about their grown children as sexual beings. I have a male friend […]
  • More On Behaviors

    By Robert Elmer III on May 14, 2016
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    As no two individuals with Alzheimer’s dementia are the same, no two days of caregiving are the same. Depending on the individual(s) you’re caring for, every day, may or may not present difficult challenges in dealing with their behaviors. It’s well understood that their environment will often dictate their behavior and I’ve also read where 90% of aggressive behavior is […]