This month’s blog comes courtesy of ASEB Board President Lance Reynolds The world’s religions and our grandparents have always known the benefits of practicing thankfulness—think Grace before meals and our nation’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving and other holiday times can be stressful too, particularly for caregivers of those with memory loss or other disabilities. Recently scientists have taken notice of their grandmothers’ advice and are finding people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits: • Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure • Higher levels of positive emotions • More joy, optimism, and happiness • Acting with more generosity and compassion • Feeling less lonely and […]

New challenges bring change and opportunity

I’m delighted to have this chance to welcome you to my blog! I hope to share news about what’s happening at ASEB, keep you abreast of developments in elder care, and tell you about developments in the state and local government as it relates to caring for people with dementia. In particular, I want to let you know how we at ASEB affect people’s lives every day. I’m passionate about my work. I believe that what we do here at ASEB is of vital importance. My beliefs and values are not only professional, they’re deeply personal. I grew up in the Bronx, in a neighborhood where it was a given […]