By Patty Sherin and Laura Herman
This is the first book to introduce LEGO® Duplo® bricks and pieces to care partners and their carees living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This book presents simple techniques and tools caregivers can use to embrace self-care, develop good support systems, release expectations, and practice mindful acceptance which can profoundly affect their caregiving journey.
- An inspiring book for family caregivers
- An insightful book about how to practice mindful acceptance as a family caregiver
- A practical book about the importance of laughing and bonding with carees
- A realistic book full of actionable tips for bonding that can be used even in the most demanding moments
- A fun book that brings joy and laughter to family caregivers and their caree living with dementia
A narrative non-fiction collection of short stories, quotes and vignettes compiled while working in a memory care facility.
Come take a peek behind the locked doors of Hilltop Heights Home for the Memory Impaired.
You might be surprised how much fun we have back here!
As part of my position as Content Writer & Dementia Specialist at Olera, I provide educational articles for family caregivers who need information about senior care, senior living or financial and legal matters relating to caring for an older loved one.
Care Planning PDF: "Caring for Your Loved One"
Is My Loved One Eligible for Medicaid?
What is Medicaid Spend Down?
Helping an Aging Loved One Manage Their Finances - an Overview
Understanding the Limits of a Power of Attorney
Tips for New Caregivers
Where to Find Legal Help When You Can't Afford an Elder Law Attorney
Is My Loved One Safe Living at Home? When to Consider a Facility
Long Term Care Options
What to Consider When Hiring a Private Caregiver
Guardian, Conservator or Power of Attorney: Which Do I Need, and How Do I Set It Up?
Paying a Family Caregiver: Creating a Medicaid-Friendly Personal Care Agreement
How Family Caregivers Can Find Local Resources and Assistance
Overview of Legal Considerations for Family Caregivers of an Aging Loved One
Certified Financial Planners
Paying for Senior Living
As part of Ready Set Care's Team of Experts, I field dementia-related questions from family caregivers in the RSC Care Community. I've also written a number of educational articles aimed at supporting family caregivers. Many require a login to view, but here's a sample of those available to the public.
Tips for Caring for Someone with Dementia
Top Ten Tips for Everyday Care with Dementia
Communicating with Someone Who has Memory Loss
Helping a Senior Choose a Home to Age in Place
How to Help Older Adults with Appetite Loss
As a featured author at ReaDementia, I've provided educational articles full of information and best practices for a variety of topics relating to dementia care.
Best Practices in Bathing
Pressure Ulcers in Dementia
Palliative Care: an Underused Support in Dementia
Horticulture Therapy in Dementia
What to Bring when Moving to Memory Care
Dementia: When Does Incontinence Occur?
Incontinence Products for Dementia
Viewing Nature Improves Dementia
How to Grow a Therapeutic Indoor Garden for Dementia
What to Do in Rapid Decline in Dementia
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia
Dementia and Sexual Behavior
As part of Guaranteed Hospice's content team I provide educational, digestible and actionable material for family members and caregivers of hospice patients.
Visual Pamphlet: Caregiver's Guide: 5 Tips to Care for Your Dying Loved One
Learning to Care for Your Dying Loved One
Accepting Changes in a Dying Loved One’s Appetite
Considering Your Dying Loved One’s Safety – and Your Own
Assisting a Dying Loved One with Toileting and Incontinence
Protecting Your Dying Loved One's Skin
Easing Your Loved One’s End-of-Life Discomfort
Changes to Expect as Your Loved One Starts Hospice
For Caregivers: Handling Your Grief at the End of Life
How to Recognize Elder Abuse
Best Jobs for Older Adults
Helping an Elderly Person Get Out of Bed
Gait & Transfer Belts for Seniors
Toilet Safety Rails for Seniors
Best Bath Lifts for Seniors
Recliner Lift Chairs for the Elderly
Folding Canes for Seniors
Bathtub Safety Rails for the Elderly
Bedpans and Urinals for the Elderly
Shower Chairs & Benches for Seniors
Folding Mobility Scooters for Seniors
Safe Slippers for Seniors
Safe Snow Boots for Seniors
Transfer Poles for the Elderly
Why Seniors with Dementia Pace and Wander
Senior Care Took Melvin to Church
Senior Care Helped Sam and Twyla Take Care of Each Other
The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognition
Unintentional Weight Loss in Seniors
Minnie's Senior Care Beauty Day
How Home Care Helped Harry Laugh Again
What is Senior Self-Neglect?
Home Care Helped Marguerite Stay Connected and Mentally Healthy
What Family Caregivers Should Know About Seating for Seniors
eBook: Primary Care: The Front Line of Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy
Optimizing CRAO Treatment Time: Impact in the ED
How Retinal Images Are Helping Prevent Blindness
Retinal Pictures and Tech Saving the Vision of Diabetic Patients
We Made Fundus Eye Exams Easier for Primary Care Physicians
PCPs Can Now Easily Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Signs
Physicians Can Use Mobile Eye Scanners for Retinopathy Detection
Exceeding Expectations is Always my Goal!
"Thanks again for your great work, I'm thankful to have you as a wonderful source of knowledge for our readers (who have been growing rapidly due in no small part to your great work). "
“I cannot tell you how great it is to see a vision come to life. You've exceeded my initial thoughts on the vision for these pieces! Great work!"
"Laura was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her articles were incredibly thorough and well researched. She always went above and beyond. Highly recommend!"
"Excellent and I recommend Laura without reservation. Laura created a mini-content strategy for a blog topic we are pursuing. She completed the project with high quality, professionalism and insight."
This series focuses on how to operate an outstanding smaller scale memory support community.
1. The Past, Present and Future of Dementia Care
2. Small Scale Senior Housing Offers Big Benefits
3. Selecting Staff for your Smaller Memory Care Community
4. Retaining Quality Staff in your Small Memory Care Facility
5. Strategic Scheduling Pays Off in Memory Care
Simbiotia is a Spanish company focused on creating wellness environments to improve the lives of people. I’ve had the honor to provide consultation and research services to this amazing company, with a focus on what makes a healthy living environment for seniors.
I was happy to be featured in a recent video series after consulting on the Future of Senior Care Residences..
Alternatives in Senior Living: Green Care Farms
Alternatives in Senior Living: Multigenerational Communities