The Importance of Socialization

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIALIZATION By Lois R. Arsenault M.Ed. Human Beings are Social Animals. True, each of us has different needs and tolerances when it comes to interactions with other people. The consummate extrovert, will desire, even need to be around people. The classic introvert does not necessarily exist as a hermit but usually finds … Continued

Caregiving for Dementia: Holidays and Other Celebrations

HOLIDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, AND DEMENTIA : A Juggling Act The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is filled with opportunities for gatherings with family and friends; celebratory meals, often with traditional family or cultural foods; decorations of many varieties; music; religious observances; all of which contribute to additional demands on our time. In fact, … Continued

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: The Emotional Experience

Caregiving for an individual experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia is a major commitment; a commitment characterized by a constellation of emotions, every one of which is valid and normal. One might expect to feel sad, depressed, and helpless. Anger, guilt, confusion, and emotional exhaustion are also feelings a caregiver might very well experience. … Continued

Protection From Identity Theft

In the twenty-first century, the way in which we identify ourselves is a matter of much discussion; in politics, in the world of business, in religion, the armed services, and the community at large. Many discussions of late are actually around the concept of “self-identification” as a basic human right.  Let’s explore, for just a … Continued