Medication Management

Medication Management by Latoya Galberth Recently at Galberth Health we’ve had an influx of occupational therapy inquiries from caregivers and family members wanting to know how to increase medication compliance for their loved one. We know that managing medication, and doing so accurately, is just as important as maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen.…

True Unequivocal Love

True Unequivocal Love By Skylar Edwards My grandparents were both strong-willed, young adults, who fell in love in the aftermath of WWII. My grandfather was a talented carpenter and electrician, who served his country in the South Pacific on the USS APA 168 Gage. He returned from the navy and met my grandmother who worked…

I’m Proud of Her Journey

I’m Proud of Her Journey by Tim Murray My mother Emily Marie Doyle was born on June 29th, 1935 in the Bronx New York. My mother’s parents were John and Marie Krejci (100% Czechoslovakian). My Mom was an only child growing up on Kings Street in Greenwich Village, New Your City. My Grandfather John and…

In Memory of Mary Hansen

In Memory of Mary Hansen by Susan Robson My mom had such a kind heart. She was so creative and gifted in many things, although she did not ever acknowledge her gifts. She had taken several candy making classes long ago. Then at Christmas time, she would create these enormous trays of assorted chocolates, caramels,…

My Journey with Alzheimer’s

My Journey with Alzheimer’s   My Name is Gary Fuquay.  My Mother was Proud, private, loving, extremely devoted Christian. A wonderful Mother. I have 3 siblings, all living in NC. My father died of cancer 10 years before Mom show signs of dementia.  It was a short timeframe between diagnosis and his passing.  12 days. …

Walking to Make a Difference

Walking to Make a Difference By Christi Griffin Well, where do I begin? The hard journey of dementia began for my family in 2007. My mama discovered she was in the beginning stages of dementia, just a few months away from retirement. It was a difficult diagnosis for my family to accept. We felt so…

What can telehealth do for you?

What Can Telehealth Do For You? Submitted by Cornelia M. Poer, MSW, LCSW Duke Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic COVID-19 has changed a lot in the world in a very short period of time.  The changes seem to be happening so quickly that it is hard to keep up with them.  In an effort to…