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Practically Speaking

  • Suppose you were diagnosed with a terminal illness – do you and your family know your end-of-life care preferences?  Do you have a signed living will, updated to your current beliefs and wishes?  Have you assigned someone to be your health care agent, in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself?  Have you thought through scenarios in which making the decision whether to [Read More...]
  • home care, caregiving, family caregiver
    Your father, a widower, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it is overwhelmingly clear that he cannot live alone any longer.  You and your siblings, Joy and Mark, get together to decide what needs to be done next.  Joy thinks assisted living is the way to go, while Mark argues that Dad would want to be in his own home and that you should just hire somebody to come in and help [Read More...]
  • Making the decision to keep your aging loved one at home or to move him or her to an assisted living or nursing facility is an incredibly difficult, and personal, journey.  There is no one “right” answer to this question; it largely depends on what your loved one needs now, and what you anticipate him or her needing in the future; equally important is the ability of your family to care for [Read More...]

Every Day Living

  • home care, alzheimer's, caregivers, caregiving, burnout, stress

    Fake It ‘Til You Make It

    April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

    As a family caregiver, you wake up to a thousand tasks that need to be done, and nobody around to do them except you.  There’s a mountain of laundry that needs to be done, doctor’s appointments to rush to, baths and hygiene issues to deal with, the dog just tracked mud all over the floor, the kids are ready for breakfast – not to mention [Read More...]
  • home care, art therapy, Alzheimer's, dementia

    Why Art is Good for the Brain

    April 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Art therapy is a powerful tool for treating Alzheimer’s disease.  Like music, art stimulates the brain and the senses, stirs memories, and can even return language to those who struggle with speech.  Whether viewing or creating it, Alzheimer’s patients can use art as a form of self-expression. A study on the subject focused on two women, [Read More...]
  • home care, spring, handicapped accessibility

    Spring Fever

    April 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

    “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” –Mark Twain Springtime tip-toes into our lives like a lamb, bringing long, warm afternoons, bare feet, and cheerful flowers.  We get [Read More...]

Events / What’s Happening?

  • Making Music for Alzheimer’s

    June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

    The Alzheimer’s Music Fest is right around the corner, on August 6, 2016, in Duluth.  Hosted by the Red Clay Music Foundry, Vince Zangaro’s annual event is intended to raise money and awareness for families struggling with Alzheimer’s and [Read More...]
  • Welcome to Amy’s Place

    January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

    On January 29, something will happen in Roswell, Georgia that has never happened anywhere else in the United States: a stationary, standalone memory care café will open. Amy’s Place is the heart project of the directors of Caring Together in [Read More...]
  • events, AIDS, HIV, aging

    2015 Atlanta AIDS Walk and 5K Run

    October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

    On October 18th, hundreds of people will descend on Piedmont Park in Atlanta to participate in the 2015 AIDS Walk and 5K Run.  The event is held to benefit people living with HIV/AIDS, and will help prevent new HIV infections by providing financial [Read More...]
  • events, aging, festival
    The Annual Providence Baptist Church Community Fall Festival will take place this Saturday, October 10th, from 11am to 5pm on the church grounds, located at 1773 Hawthorne Avenue, College Park, GA.  Look forward to entertainment, music, food, [Read More...]
  • Rockin’ Out for Alzheimer’s

    August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

    If you follow us on Facebook or on our blog much at all, you already know Vince Zangaro.  You’ve probably clicked through the links and read the stories we have posted and the stories the AJC has posted and, of course you’ve checked out the [Read More...]


  • aging, dementia, alzheimers, ceo, aging by design, seniors

    Spotlight on the CEO: Meet Brian Lacey

    April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

    A Superior Choice, LLC President and CEO Brian Lacey came to the home care industry after 20 years as a corporate executive and business developer.  His first experiences with caregiving came a decade ago, when his wife suffered a stroke.  When she was discharged from the hospital, Brian was given a stack of care providers, with the somewhat [Read More...]
  • essentiALZ, certification, Alzheimer's Association, caregiving
    The Alzheimer’s Association offers an online certification program to provide recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.  There are two levels: essentiALZ, which tests basic knowledge of “evidence-based dementia care practices” as outlined in the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, and [Read More...]
  • Our Caregivers ARE A Superior Choice

    February 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

    The caregivers are the front line of any home care agency.  They function as the “boots on the ground” in the client’s homes, providing service, companionship, and comfort.  I sat down with Deborah Williams, A Superior Choice’s Director of Client and Caregiver Services, to learn more. Question: Hi Deborah!  Tell us a little about [Read More...]

Resource Spotlight

  • aging, caregiving, ebook, art, dementia, alzheimer's,

    The Power of Art, an ASC ebook

    April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The Power of Art, an ASC [Read More...]
  • aging, alzheimers, dementia, brain awareness week

    Brain Awareness Week: March 16-22, 2015

    March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

    In 1995 the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) launched the first ever “Brain Awareness Week” in the United States to help promote and educate the public about the progress and benefits of brain research.  Unlike cancer and heart health, which both get lots of global attention every year, the importance of brain health is largely [Read More...]
  • The purpose of art is, arguably, to elicit a response from the viewer or listener.  That response may be awe, amusement, anger, laughter, tears, or grief – and because of its subjective nature, those responses may come from different people all viewing or listening to the same work of art.  Art moves us; it touches us in places that we keep [Read More...]

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