Laura Aylmer, LCSW, APHSW-C

Thriving Through the Holidays: Tips for Caregivers

What comes to mind when you hear the question, “So, what are you doing for the holidays?” The holiday season offers an opportunity to celebrate and gather, whether cooking and sharing meals with loved ones, participating in faith-based services, volunteering for local community organizations, or exchanging gifts. Yet for those …

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease With The ElderHealth Team

Laura Alymer, a social worker at ElderHealth plants a flower to honor her mother in-law in the Alzheimer’s Walk Promise Garden. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® provides flowers to participants committed to ending this disease. Those who walk raise funds and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s and all …

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laura aylmer social worker planting flowers for #ENDALZ walk

The Dharma Box And Meaningful Communication

As a child, I kept a box under my bed as a place to hold items special to me. Some were gifts given by family or friends. Others were objects I called “my treasures,” objects perhaps found in a souvenir shop while on vacation, or by chance while out walking, …

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Reader Connections: ElderHealth Member Contributions to The Heart at Home Newsletter

A care partner, as a caregiver, it can be challenging and exhausting to find meaning in life amidst the chaos and turmoil of illness. In questioning the very point of life, an existential crisis, or dread, we lose the feeling of safety and control. Our predictable world is thrown out …

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