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Lisa Fields

Waltham, MA

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How Man’s Best Friend Can Help Ease Dementia Symptoms

For someone with dementia, a dog can put them at ease, brighten their mood, or help them carry on more coherent conversations. If your loved one with dementia has always been good with dogs, allow them to spend some time around furry friends now and you may be surprised how... more

A Caregiver’s Guide To Dealing With Dementia

Learn about the different stages of dementia and how to ensure proper care of a loved one dealing with memory loss.  If you’re dealing with dementia because your parent, spouse or sibling has been diagnosed, it’s important to realize that many things will change over time, including the way that your... more

6 Common Dementia Behaviors And How To Manage Them

Confusion is commonly associated with dementia, but these other behaviors are also signs that a loved one may be experiencing memory loss. When someone is diagnosed with dementia, he typically begins to exhibit common dementia behaviors. You may first notice that your loved one sometimes forgets words or loses things... more

How To Distance Yourself From Regrets

Stop wondering about what might have been. By Lisa Fields Looking back on your life, do you have any regrets? If you’re like most people, a few notable moments may stand out. Research shows that many people’s biggest regrets are over missed opportunities. We can’t go back in time to... more

How To Create A Meaningful Bucket List

Take steps to say and do what’s important to you. Although the Morgan Freeman-Jack Nicholson movie “The Bucket List” was in theaters more than a decade ago, people across America are still enthusiastic about creating “bucket lists” of things they hope to accomplish before they die. The lists are often... more

Caregiver Job Description: What To Write To Attract Strong Candidates

Powerful words can help to attract top candidates for your caregiver job. Here's how to make sure you set yourself up for success. Whether you’re hiring a home health aide to care for your elderly mother in her apartment or you’re looking to hire a caregiver to work for your... more

How To Grow Together At The End Of Life

Having honest, emotional conversations can bring people closer. A life-limiting diagnosis can be a frightening prospect, but some people learn to use the opportunity to their advantage. They decide to place more emphasis on significant relationships than they have in the past and become closer with their spouses, children, siblings... more

Why -- And How -- You Should Talk About Your End-Of-Life Wishes

Being proactive about having this conversation with your loved ones can help you get the care that you want. Even if your end-of-life wishes are simple, talking about them can be complicated. The tangle of emotions that’s intertwined with the idea of you being seriously ill or injured one day... more