Tube Feeding in People Living with Dementia

Tube Feeding in People Living with Dementia Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP   Food is one of the most powerful ways we show love and affection for each other. We meet friends for lunch or coffee, remember fondly special family and holiday meals, and celebrate rites of passage with traditional recipes. From the moment of…

12 Days of Holiday Caregiving

On the 1st day of Holiday Caregiving… Enjoy making memories. Don’t get so involved in the plans you forget the point of the activity or event. The experience may not be like it used to be (especially this year) but you can still find the magical moments, the moments of joy. Especially for the person…

The Holidays Will Look Different

The Holidays Will Look Different So it’s mid-November and we are all starting to think about “the holidays.” This year, no matter where you are and no matter who you are, the holidays will look different. Whether it’s a full turkey dinner socially distanced outside or a TV tray with your favorite take-out in front…

Virtual Summit for caregivers seeking resources, respite, and resolution

Presented by Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, Transitions LifeCare, Transitions GuidingLights, and Alzheimer’s Association. Like so many other conferences and events these days, the annual Caregivers Summit will move from multiple in-person events to one virtual event, scheduled for October 22, 2020. “For more than 10 years, the Caregivers Summit has been an in-person event where…

2020 Research Grant Recipients

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina is pleased to announce two winners of the 2020 Lina Mae Edwards Young Investigator Research Grants.  The grantees, from Duke University and Wake Forest University, will both receive $100,000 over the next two years. The purpose of Dementia Alliance’s research program is to address important issues ranging across a broad…

The Changing Face of Grief and Loss

The Changing Face of Grief and Loss in a Time of a Global Health Crisis By Ashleigh Abercrombie, LCSW Account Liaison, Heartland Hospice Grief and loss are present for most of us regularly, ranging from the loss of a loved one through death to losing our job or even the loss associated with a child…

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…