The Laureate Way

Articles to Help Families and Older Adults Manage the Challenges of Aging
Former Gov. Marty Schreiber, My Two Elaines

Programs to Help Someone with Memory Loss

SPARK! is a fantastic local program for caregivers and loved ones suffering from beginning to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The program features interactive exhibit experiences in a welcoming environment. Learn more.

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Waiting Lists at Assisted Living Communities

Waiting Lists at Assisted Living Communities

Waiting lists at assisted living communities can be a great tool to use as you consider a future move to a senior community. Because each senior community will have their own waiting list policy, it’s important to ask the right questions so you clearly understand the variations.

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The Arboretum Senior Community in Menomonee Falls, WI

How Care for Older Adults Has Changed

Years ago when an elder faced declining health, there were typically two options: 1) move in with one of their children to get the care they needed, or 2) went to a nursing home. How care for older adults has changed can be seen today in the typical stay for someone in a nursing home. It is counted more in days or months, not years. So why has it changed so much? Because of assisted living care.

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Should Aging Adults Live at Home

Should Aging Adults Live at Home?

Should aging adults live at home? The vast majority of our elders want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, but when is living at home not the best option? Let’s explore 4 questions to ask if an aging loved one lives at home.

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Meaningful Conversations With Someone Who Has Dementia

Meaningful Conversations With Someone Who Has Dementia

I presented a webinar for individuals across the country on the subject of how to have a meaningful conversation with someone with dementia. When we ran out of time, attendees were asked to submit their questions so I could respond to them individually. I’d like to share a few of them with you in hopes that they add to your understanding as well.

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