Activity Ideas for Men Living with Dementia

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Dec 15, 2022

In 2011, the largest ever demographic generation of the American population known as the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation started turning age 65 years old. Unfortunately, the same age at which the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias begin to increase. Per the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association Facts & Figures report, by 2030 the segment of the

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Facts About Falls & Why We Want Elders to Avoid Them

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Sep 14, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one out of four older adults (65+) fall each year, making falls a legitimate public health concern within this demographic. However, less than half tell their doctor. Additionally, the CDC adds that falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Risk Factors For

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Are You Dehydrated? / Many Americans are so Let’s Get Drinking!

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Aug 11, 2022

Keep In Mind, Inc. Founder Ellen Belk recently conducted a 30-minute webinar for the Knowledgeable Aging platform on the importance of maintaining a robust hydration routine for overall wellness. In this session, she covers how to determine if you are dehydrated, how dehydration can exacerbate other health-related conditions and she shares some simple-to-execute tips to

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Assisted Living: Past Present and Future

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Jun 22, 2022

How many Americans do you think are able to clearly identify the differences between living in a skilled nursing environment and an assisted living community? Do YOU know the difference? Keep In Mind, Inc. Founder, Ellen Belk was a guest on the BOOMER TODAY podcast recently and shared her thoughts on the bad ‘public relations’

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A Springtime Q&A with Dementia expert and Founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. Ellen Belk

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Apr 13, 2022

Thanks to my client Hearth Management for this second opportunity to answer their Dementia related questions. I’m always grateful for the opportunity! HEARTH: Sometimes those living with Dementia may make socially inappropriate comments or not recognize their immediate family members, should we be scolding, correcting or continually reminding when these things occur? ELLEN: Thanks for

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When Dementia Disrupts the Conversation

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Mar 8, 2022

Have you ever traveled to another place or country where you didn’t speak the language? If so, how did you communicate? Did you use hand gestures, facial expressions or rely on body language to convey your message? Or did you simply speak louder in your native language, hoping that miraculously someone would understand you at

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Long Distance Caregiving Tips for Those Supporting from Afar

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Feb 11, 2022

If you are someone providing care support to a friend, relative or parent and you live over an hour away….YOU are a long-distance caregiver! Additionally, it’s not uncommon for long-distance caregivers to be simultaneously juggling care of their own children with career responsibilities on top of their long-distance duties. Those navigating from afar often expend

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Five New Year Suggestions for Family Caregivers!

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Jan 4, 2022

While caregivers can be found across the age spectrum, the majority of family caregivers are middle-aged (35-64 years old) and are employed in non-caregiving positions/careers. Look around your friend and family ‘circle-of-influence’, chances are high that you’ve got folks in your network already providing some level of family caregiving. Someday soon you may be asked

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Q&A with Dementia expert and Founder of Keep In Mind Ellen Belk, CDP

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Oct 28, 2021

Thank you to Hearth Management for asking me to participate in a Q&A session on Dementia to benefit their staff and family care partners!  I enjoyed the exchange and look forward to doing something like this again! HEARTH: We all know that mental stimulation is crucial for brain health as we age. What are some

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Maintaining a Daily ‘Rhythm’ For Those With Dementia

By Ellen Belk, CDP | Sep 27, 2021

There are 5+ million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. And 16+ million Americans who provide unpaid care for those with either Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia according to the 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report. Well over half (57%) of those family caregivers in the community have provided care assistance for 4+ years.

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