Alzheimer’s at Young Ages – “Still Alice”

Julianne Moore does an incredible job at playing the part of brilliant, 50-year-old college professor “Alice” who recognizes her own symptoms of a brain disorder – thinking, of course, that it must be a brain tumor. She was forgetting words and directions with more frequency; her normal thought process seemed just a little “out of Read More

Making Blankets for Trevor’s Eagle Blanket Foundation

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The Eldercare Services team gathered ‘round the tables again, just like the last 4 years, to craft like holiday elves in our annual winter tradition: making cozy, warm blankets to donate to Trevor’s Eagle Blanket Foundation. Trevor was born with a congenital heart defect that took his life in 2009, shortly after his 16th birthday.  Read More

Caregivers Love “All Your Perfect Imperfections”

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I hear so often from family caregivers who feel guilty because they can’t fix mom or dad or be the “everything” their spouse needs.   So, these words – from a John Legend song, “All of Me” – ring true for us.  In the song, he sings that he loves “All of You” despite your perfect Read More

Being an Advocate for Your Own Health

  The greatest thing you can do about your quality of life is to become your own best and prepared advocate.  This article can help you ask the right questions Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The next best thing you can do, is to make sure you have an “agent” who can be Read More

Utilizing Professional Care Managers in Special Needs Trusts

  I was honored to be a panelist for this presentation with Stephen Dale, Attorney at Law on “Utilizing Professional Care Managers in  Special Needs Trusts” on June 25, 2014. We discuss the importance of including a Care Manager in a Special Needs Trust to assess the needs of the beneficiary and develop a distribution plan that Read More

Life is a Sacred Journey – In Home Care Services

  Guest speaker, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Founder and Executive Director of Eldercare Services discusses how you can maintain your interdependence and stay at home for as long as possible on MPR Blog Talk Radio Hosted by Micheal Pope of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay on June 12, 2014. To listen to the audio interview, click here. Read More