Author Archives: Ray Burow

How to Counter the Stigma Associated With Dementia

Creating awareness about Alzheimer’s disease is both necessary and good. Toward that goal, designating the month of September as Alzheimer Awareness Month, and Sept. 21 as World Alzheimer’s Day, is useful. But for a person living with the most common form of dementia, or for their family members and caregivers,…

How to Avoid the Caregiver-Alzheimer’s Battleground

Familial caregivers are supposed to advocate for loved ones, but a person with dementia may sometimes view a carer as an enemy. Perhaps “enemy” is too strong of a word, but some caregiving days are permeated by one battle after another. This gets old quickly for both parties. Who wants…

How to Know If Aging in Place Is Right for You

In a recent AARP survey, three out of four Americans ages 50 and older said they’d prefer to age in their own homes and communities rather than somewhere else. Frankly, it’s a bit surprising the number isn’t higher. While the majority of adults would like to live out their…