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Marisa Cohen

New York, NY

Marisa Cohen is an award-winning freelance writer in New York.

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How To Become A Home Health Nurse: Training, Pay And Job Outlook

Theresa Maja-Schultz, RN, has worked in some of the most prestigious, high-tech hospitals in New York. But her most fulfilling moments as a nurse have involved sitting by a patient’s bedside, helping them get the care that they need in the most comfortable and cozy of all settings: their own... more

Behavioral Challenges With Alzheimer’s: Tips For Caregivers

Over time, changes in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia can lead to more and more puzzling and disturbing behaviors. As memory and cognition decline, the simplest tasks can take enormous effort, leading to frustration and emotional outbursts (what the authors of The 36-Hour Day call “catastrophic reactions”), aggressive behavior, accusations... more

What To Do If Your Senior Care Aide Isn’t The Right Fit

When you hire a caregiver for your senior relative, you always hope for the best. But sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. Alex S. hired two caregivers to stay with his elderly father, who can’t drive anymore and was having an increasingly difficult time getting around his two-bedroom... more

5 Self-Care Tips For Alzheimer’s And Dementia Caregivers On The Brink Of Burnout

Caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a full-time commitment. Even if you’re not living with your loved one full time, you may worry constantly and be on edge every time the phone rings. You might feel guilty about time spent away or taking care of yourself, and you may feel... more

Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s: 3 Tips For Family Caregivers

When you find yourself taking care of a parent, sibling or a spouse who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can seem as if your world has turned upside down. The mom who used to drive you to dance class and give you advice on taking out your first mortgage... more

Caregiving During The Mid-To-Late Stages Of Alzheimer’s And Dementia

The middle stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia can be the most challenging time for a caregiver—your loved one is losing more and more memory and cognitive function, which can lead to some challenging behaviors, yet may still be aware enough to be depressed and angry about his or her condition. In the earlier stages... more

5 Common Issues With In-Home Caregivers And How To Tactfully Address Them

A great in-home caregiver is worth her weight in gold. She can help a senior with cognitive or physical challenges age in place in the home he or she loves, rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility. She provides companionship for her client and peace of... more

6 Simple Ways To Make A Home Safe For Seniors To Age In

Enjoying post-retirement in the home you raised your children in — or in the comfy condo you bought when the kids flew the coop — is the dream for many seniors. But age brings physical and cognitive changes that can make staying at home a challenge: Eyesight falters, mobility becomes... more