Wedding Bells at The Ambassador of Scarsdale: Love in the Age of Alzheimer’s


Connection and purpose are pursuits that transcend culture, age, and health. They’re also the lifeblood of The Ambassador of Scarsdale’s vibrant Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. In paving new pathways for residents and their loved ones to engage with each other and their surroundings, The Ambassador is redefining what it means to live with … Continue reading Wedding Bells at The Ambassador of Scarsdale: Love in the Age of Alzheimer’s

You Need “Nancy Drew” On Your Care Team!


Here’s a summary of a typical call we receive: Engaging Alzheimer’s Representative – Hello, this is Engaging Alzheimer’s. How can I help you? Daughter (Olivia) of Person with Dementia – My mom (Mrs. Vince) has dementia and is exhibiting aggressive behavior. I don’t know whether we need to increase her meds or move her to an assisted living. Our … Continue reading You Need “Nancy Drew” On Your Care Team!

A Breakthrough in Dementia Safety


One of my colleagues, Peter Thorpe, a professional fireman, recently launched a new product, which is sure to revolutionize safety in the kitchen – particularly for people with memory impairment. His product, Fire Avert, is long overdue and a welcome fix to a nagging problem. Essentially, Fire Avert  plugs into your stove’s outlet and then … Continue reading A Breakthrough in Dementia Safety

Because I Can


Daisy was having a lot of trouble walking. The less she walked, the more anxious she became about having to walk. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease as well as a lifelong history of anxiety. This anxiety manifested itself physically (as well as emotionally) in that she would sit in her chair and firmly stroke her … Continue reading Because I Can

Dementia Patient or Person with Dementia? You Decide!


At the risk of sounding picayune, family members and professional care givers who continue to categorize persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, as “patients” need to rethink their position. For the same reason we don’t use the term “patient” when referring to a person with autism, we shouldn’t use it in referring to persons … Continue reading Dementia Patient or Person with Dementia? You Decide!