Unsung heroes are the stars of this show

With a gaggle of grandchildren, Scott Cooper figured he’d be helping to take care of family members in his retirement. He just didn’t figure the family member he’d be caring for most would be his mother. Being called on to care for a loved one often comes up with no warning, and people find themselves [...]

By |January 29th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Confusion surrounds dementia

James P. Sutton, a boardcertifi ed neurologist with more than 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, will present “Understanding Dementia” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27 at Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks. Seminar attendees will be asked to make a $10 donation.  “(Dementia) typically affects [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Hoping ‘Still Alice’ inspires action

Movies about human afflictions make for juicy acting roles and great returns at the box offi ce; but movies about disease can sometimes do an amazing job of changing the national conversation. Tom Hanks’ character in the movie “Philadelphia” gave us a window into the social stigma of living with AIDS. Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of Raymond in [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Wellness & Fun Fest coming up

Q: I am looking for information about a variety of services and wonder if there is a single place where I can start my search. Do you have any suggestions? A: You are looking for an expo type event and you are in luck. The Conejo Senior Volunteer Program is having a Wellness Fest this [...]

By |January 6th, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Program to recognize caregivers

Q: I have heard a rumor of plans for a program that will recognize those who are serving as family caregivers. Do you know of any details? A: The rumor you heard is much more than a rumor. On Jan. 31, Senior Concerns, The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Agoura [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

The expanding role of pharmacies for family caregivers

As a family caregiver, my local pharmacy has been a great resource for me in the care of my aging loved ones. Besides stocking a cornucopia of items I never thought I’d be searching for—liners for adult diapers, oral rinse for dry mouth, compression stockings—my pharmacy offers a valuable service I never knew existed. While [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments