I am a licensed psychologist, author, International speaker, America's #1 Caregiving Expert, I wrote the very first book published in the United States on caring for aging parents: My Turn: Caring for Aging Parents & Other Elderly Loved Ones--A Daughter's Perspective(1996). My most recent book Baby Boomers--Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving is the most complete book on Caregiving. I offer Keynote Addresses and Presentations on the issues of Caregiving, Eldercare, Alzheimer's Disease, Retirement, Work Addiction and Unlocking Personal Potential. See outlines, videos and reviews at: BabyBoomersSandwich.com and SandraHaymon.com. I hosted my own blog talk radio show -The Boomer Sandwich Show . My husband served a humanitarian mission in Chennai, India and worked with women and children cancer patients in a government hospital for 18 months.I also taught English as a second language and provided training for Help Age India. While in India, my husband and I flew to Nepal and climbed to Mt. Everest Base Camp. In Jan., 2009 we climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro--19.340 feet!
Author Archives: Sandra Haymon, Ph.D.
For many individuals the Holidays are everything but happy. Approximately 20 million Americans will suffer some level of sadness during the holidays ranging from ‘holiday blues’ to severe depression. Please join me for a FREE TeleSeminar ‘How to Avoid Holiday … Continue reading
According to the National Institute on Aging, ” In a very few families, people develop Alzheimer’s disease in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Many of these people have a mutation, or permanent change, in one of three genes that they … Continue reading
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease can be definitively diagnosed only after death by linking clinical course with an examination of brain tissue and pathology in an autopsy. But doctors now have several methods and tools to … Continue reading
How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated? According to the National Institute on Aging, ”Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disease, and no single “magic bullet” is likely to prevent or cure it. That’s why current treatments focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain … Continue reading
Managing Behavioral Symptoms According to the National Institute on Aging, Common behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s include sleeplessness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, anger, and depression. Scientists are learning why these symptoms occur and are studying new treatments—drug and non-drug—to manage them. Treating … Continue reading
Slowing, Delaying, or Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease research has developed to a point where scientists can look beyond treating symptoms to think about addressing the underlying disease process.” In ongoing clinical trials, … Continue reading
Supporting Families and Caregivers According to the National Institute on Aging, “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care … Continue reading
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it is clear that it develops because of a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period … Continue reading
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Here’s more information from the National Institute on Aging on mild, moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mild Alzheimer’s Disease “As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, memory loss continues and changes in other cognitive … Continue reading
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Although we still don’t know what starts the Alzheimer’s disease process, we do know that damage to the brain begins as many as 10 to 20 years before … Continue reading