Geri R. Hall, Caring.com Expert


Geri R. Hall is an advanced practice nurse who works in the department of neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and at the Banner Alzheimer Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She's also a speaker and author who since 1996 has facilitated the online support group for the Washington University, St. Louis, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's Alzheimer List.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Do we tell my grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimers, about a death in the family? — Sep 04, 2008
On the Alzheimer List (from Washington University ADRC) we have dealt with this many times and for people in many stages of the disease. Bottom line...there are a few rules...
Can Alzheimer's Cause Swearing? — Nov 04, 2007
It is the disease that's causing the change. We all know these nasty words, but our parents (when we're young) and people around us (as we get older) encourage us to contro...
How can I make my mom's hospital stay with dementia easier? — Oct 08, 2007
Hospitals are fairly inhospitable places for people with dementia. Your mom's symptoms may increase because of the strange environment, routines, and people she'll encounte...
How can I get my mother to acknowledge that she has Alzheimer's? — Sep 08, 2007
It depends. Getting your mother to admit she has Alzheimer's disease isn't necessarily as important as helping her understand and cope with issues related to her memory los...
How can I keep my father, who has dementia, from losing things? — Sep 08, 2007
Look for practical solutions. Creating routine is a big help. Keep certain items like the phone, a message board, and a calendar in plain sight in a central location that e...