Extended Family

1 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite 301

Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 430-6863  

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May 21, 2018

If you have been hibernating for the past several months, you are not alone. Winter is a time when many people find it difficult to go out, make plans, engage in activities and be social. And if you are an older adult, possibly living alone, it can be even harder.

Social isolation is a common feeling for people of all ages, but especially older adults, and it impacts our mental health, our chance of developing Alzheimer’s disea...

March 22, 2018

We have recently chosen to train all our team in the care of dementia related challenges using the Habilitation Training Model. We consider it the gold standard in providing care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other neurocognitive disorders. For us, it's all about being present with our client - to celebrate and expand that which they can do rather than putting focus on that which they have lost or are losing...

March 20, 2018

You: I am very frustrated with my doctor! I feel rushed, I have questions, I’m not sure what I am supposed to do next…

Your doctor: I don’t think she is listening, she keeps interrupting me, will she make those changes…

Let’s face it, we have to figure out how to work with our doctor in order to get good health care.


Gone are the days when the doctor took total charge of the visit and we just listened and did what he said.
Today...

March 10, 2018

We work with so many people who are managing the care of the older adult in their family.  Often times, it is necessary to have a person on site to provide assistance and support (in the home or even in a facility if you are looking for more support than the staff can give). 

In order for your family member to accept this person coming into their space we feel strongly that the way their time together is set up is critical...

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