Entries by Scott Zimmer

Getting a Grip on Arthritis Pain

This free interactive program, presented by Mary Bird, MHSA from the Arthritis Foundation, will discuss a variety of ways to ease pain. Tuesday, September 24 6:30 p.m. Altenheim Meeting Center at Shurmer Place 18715 Shurmer Rd. Strongsville, OH 44136 Please register at 440-268-1048 for more information www.altenheim.com Refreshments will be provided. A tour of the new […]

Handling Caregiver Burnout When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

When you’re caring for a loved one who’s been diagnosed with dementia, you may already be familiar with the feeling of caregiver burnout. Memory care can be an overwhelming job, and it’s normal to experience stress and fatigue. Sometimes, because dementia isn’t always identified in its earliest stages, family members often begin providing care long […]

Coping with the Grief, Guilt & Stigma of your Parent’s Dementia Diagnosis

After finding out that your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, you’re likely experiencing a range of emotions, everything from denial and grief to guilt and fear. You may feel lost and be wondering what the future holds or how this disease will affect and impact you personally as well as the family as […]

Choosing from a Distance

When a family first gets the diagnosis of a loved one’s dementia, many choose to care for their loved one at home, at least for a time. But, if you’re a long distance caretaker, this is likely not an option. In addition, after their memory has progressed to a certain point, you and your family […]

Transitioning to Memory Care

Although making the decision to move to memory care is quite intense and emotional, making the actual move to the new community can be just as taxing. Though the process may be difficult, there a few practical tips you should consider as to how to make this transition run as smoothly as possible. Coordinating with […]