Jina "Bitsy" Lewallen, Caring.com Expert

Jina "Bitsy" Lewallen is a clinical geriatric social worker with the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences Pat & Willard Walker Family Memory Research Center and the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. She helps her own father care for her mother, who has vascular dementia.

Recently Published on Caring.com

Should I take cigarettes away from my mother, who has Alzheimer's, for fear she'll start a fire? — Sep 08, 2007
Smokers with Alzheimer's are a real challenge because, with advancing age, they're already at a point when there are a lot of things they can no longer do. A caregiver alwa...
How can I get my brother to help with Alzheimer's care? — Sep 08, 2007
There are many different reasons that one family member may seem to check out when it comes to caring for a parent with Alzheimer's. It could be denial. It could be fear. I...