Increasing Level of Care. Is It Time? 

Guidance and Support Our ElderHealth team frequently receives inquiries and actively engages in educating, guiding, and supporting our members and their families regarding the following questions related to caring for someone diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder. “How do I know when it is time to make a change to the amount or type of formal […]

Reader Connections: Paintings And Poetry

Paintings and Poetry is a visual and literary art collection from ElderHealth members and guest contributors. Their work will also be featured in the Winter edition of the 2023 Heart at Home newsletter. Thank you for sharing your talent and gifts with the ElderHealth community. Paintings by Sharon F. Choosing by Sharon F. Thoughts arise […]

A Guide to Anticipatory Grief

A season of anticipation is upon us. As the holidays near, a range of feelings often follows suit: from the butterflies-in-stomach excitement as a child awaits a wished-for gift to the joy-meets-chaos flurry of welcoming family, friends, and neighbors into our homes for a spectrum of celebrations.  Yet there is another form of anticipation whose […]

Reader Connections: Book Lovers’ Survey Results

In this Summer’s edition of the Heart at Home newsletter we’re featuring ElderHeath member’s book recommendations and reading preferences. Thank you for your contributions! This Summer’s Heart at Home newsletter is dedicated to books, the written word, and love for reading. We were curious about our member’s reading preferences and learned more about them in […]

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 who identify as caregivers to […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease With The ElderHealth Team

laura aylmer social worker planting flowers for #ENDALZ walk

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 other neurocognitive disorders. The following […]

Reader Connections: Lessons Learned

Written by David Luery, ElderHealth Member In March 2020, my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by a neurology practice here in Tucson. Like most neurology practices, they were not equipped with the support services that can be so helpful for both patients and family caregivers. At the outset of my wife’s disease, she and I […]

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, like a leaf, a shell […]