Entries by Scott Zimmer

“How do we reduce the stigma of Dementia?”

Community Programming Altenheim Meeting Center at Shurmer Place April 30, 2019 • 7:00 P.M. How we openly discuss the recognition of dementia and how we seek early treatment in coping and managing the symptoms. Dr. Katherine Judge Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Director of the Adult Development and Aging Doctoral Program, Cleveland State University  Program […]

Choosing a Memory Care Community 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 your Parent to a Memory Care Community

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 […]

How to Talk to your Spouse about their Dementia Diagnosis

Empathy is the watch word when preparing to talk with a spouse about their dementia diagnosis. Dealing with a dementia diagnosis can often be incredibly challenging and difficult to process. This is especially true for the individual who has received the diagnosis. Therefore, you will want to ensure that you are empathetic and try to […]

Talking to Your Family about Your Parent’s Dementia Diagnosis

Although your parent may not realize the extent of their diagnosis, it’s likely that you and other family members have. After receiving an official dementia diagnosis, it becomes critical that you start having important conversations with those family members. The challenges facing a family with a loved one diagnosed with dementia should not be taken […]

Deciding if Memory Care is Right for Your Sibling

A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating not only for the person affected, but for family members of that loved one as well. It may initially seem more comfortable for your family to care for your sister or brother at home. As the disease progresses, the challenges of home care can become much too difficult […]

What to Do When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Dementia

The news that your loved one has a dementia diagnosis can weigh heavily on your heart and mind. You may feel shocked, sad, angry or even relieved to finally have a medical diagnosis. If your loved one is experiencing dementia symptoms, there are several steps you can take to help your family cope with this […]

Altenheim’s Therapy Rehab Center Now Offers HydroWorx Underwater Treadmill to Help Patients Heal Faster in a Pain-free, Safe Environment.

Altenheim’s Therapy Rehab Center has expanded to offer aquatic therapy to their patients to safely accelerate rehabilitation with less pain for individuals with a myriad of ailments. HydroWorx products are used by top healthcare and sports facilities worldwide. The HydroWorx will be offered for both inpatient and outpatient therapy clients. Altenheim is proud to be […]

Community Programming

Altenheim Meeting Center at Shurmer Place “Keeping Mom and Dad Safe” February 19, 2019 • 7:00 P.M. How to have a conversation with a family member when it is time for them to move to a senior living community. “How do we reduce the stigma of Dementia?” April 30, 2019 • 7:00 P.M. How we […]