Written by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, PMH/CNS Over the last few weeks there has been significant information in the news about Alzheimer’s disease. On March 5th, 2014 in USA Today and many other Psychiatric home care is focused on “making better” the patient who has… Read More »Psychiatric Home Care: A bridge to the community and an anchor to remain there
For some, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year” but for those with mental health issues, seniors and caregivers, it’s also a time that manifests hopelessness and loss. People often get caught up in the commotion the holidays bring with all the… Read More »Managing Holiday Stress
Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if you may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions. Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia;… Read More »The Importance of Memory Screenings
MPR asked the question: who is making your community better? This year at the State Fair, we provided 2,200 free memory screenings this year at the Minnesota State Fair. People have mixed feelings about taking a memory screen. Fifty percent of the public told us they… Read More »MPR Asked, HealthStar Answered.
People have mixed feelings about taking a memory screen. Fifty percent of the public told us they didn’t want to know even if they do have memory loss related to dementia and the other half that have been affected in some way by Alzheimer’s or… Read More »Memory Screenings – Proof the Public Wants to Know!
Today we will learn how & why The Alzheimer’s Whisperer program works. Host Lori La Bey talks with HealthStar Home Health representative Holly Eide, along with Dr. Verna Carlson, President and Katherine Vanderhorst, Vice-President of C&V Senior Care Specialists who developed and license the Alzheimer’s… Read More »The Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program: How & Why It Works
When we are working with those with Alzheimer’s it is important to know their stories! What is their history? Where did they live? Who comprised their family? What are some of their most powerful memories? What did they do for a living? And what were… Read More »Knowing the Person’s Story
Music should be a routine part of care. Not only does it bring joy to the person with this terrible disease, it allows for continuing connections between the caregiver and the person with Alzheimer’s.
Did you know that silence is a highly regarded value in Native American cultures? For some community members, there is no such a thing as “uncomfortable silence”. This value is a part of speech, processing and decision-making, according to cultural consultant Rico Vallejo. In 2009… Read More »The Value of Values