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How To Celebrate Holidays with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

The Passover seder, lighting the menorah at Hanukkah, dipping apples in honey over Rosh Hashanah, listening to Grandpa’s melodious singing at the table, are among some of our most cherished memories of the holidays. But what are we to do when someone in our...

Dementia, Loneliness and Social Isolation

For people with dementia, loneliness can be one of the most common and painful effects. Over time, the ability of a person with dementia to communicate may become worse, and interactions that once seemed to come so easily may be more difficult. As a caregiver or...

High Touch, High Tech

Technology can be a great thing when it is put to use in a dementia care setting by both the residents and staff, resulting in an enormous list of benefits. Not only is it something that streamlines and improves the quality of resident care, it allows treatment to be...

The Importance of Self-Reflection

People look at themselves in the mirror every day. Perhaps while getting dressed, brushing their teeth, doing their hair and getting ready to go about their day. But what about businesses? How often does an organization collectively take a look in the mirror, and what...

The Celebration of Esther

The Celebration of Esther You must sense some confusion on my part with the coming Chanukah Holiday since Esther is always associated with the Purim Holiday. Actually at One Kenton Place every day is a celebration of Esther. Perhaps she doesn’t reach the same...

Having a Groundhog Day

Let’s all have a hearty giggle, chuckle, yuk, chortle or good-old-fashioned-yuk today!

The Value of a Second Opinion

The Value of a Second Opinion Does it make any sense to pay someone a sizeable amount of money to criticize you, highlight your flaws, and tell you everything that you are doing wrong? Maybe not, but the owners of One Kenton place, a specialized retirement home for...

Don’t Forget Your Power of Attorney

Don’t Forget Your Power of Attorney Quite recently, regular clients of mine, Alan and Sara (not their real names), booked an appointment to discuss the preparation of powers of attorney for property and personal care. These documents nominate individuals to make...

The Stone and the Heart

The Stone and the Heart Sitting perched on the branches of the baobab tree growing high above the center of the town square, to all who passed below, the wise Great Owl recounted the following allegorical tale: Four unlikely animal friends journeyed together in search...