geriatrician

Consider A Geriatrician For Your Senior Loved Ones by: Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.

  Geriatrician — Another Specialist As specialists go, we have all heard of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, but how many of us really consider or have even heard of geriatric specialists or geriatricians when we think about care for someone 60 and older? As we age, the health challenges we face become more complex and the…

elderly internet use

A Hot Trend: The Internet, Social Media & The Elderly by Anita Kamiel R.N., M.P.S.

Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members. Grandparents are becoming proficient in alien things like Skype and Facebook and liking it. It…

Sisterhood

What My Great Aunt Taught Me About Sisterhood by Rebecca Adams

My granddaughter wrote a wonderful piece for The Huffington Post where she is the Family & Relationships writer (why not brag) that was so poignant that I thought I would share it with you. It’s about sisterhood – something deeply important to me. In fact, David York Agency is founded on sisterhood. You see, I started this agency with…

an alternative approach to dementia: memory clubs

Memory Clubs for Managing Dementia by Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.

Diagnosis of Dementia A diagnosis of dementia mostly associated with cognitive impairment and memory loss can be such a terrifying prospect that many refuse to confront that reality at all. They prefer to say that confusion is just part of getting older or that everyone forgets things.  They blame their forgetfulness on stress or mild…

moving a senior

Should I Move My Elderly Parent? by Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS (guest post)

The website Minding Our Elders liked one of Anita’s articles so much that they posted it for their followers.  “Ah.. to this there are no easy answers. There are situations where the need for moving a senior from their comfortable home is not altogether apparent, nor are its benefits. There is a pervasive attitude that moving…