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Funda Erparlark

Funda Erparlark is a Nurse Manager with True Care’s Truly Inspired Program and provides a holistic approach to client care. She leads our True Care team caring for clients who live at Brookdale in Battery Park, from their initial nursing assessment to providing ongoing care and coordination with various disciplines. This care continuity helps keep our clients healthy so they can continue doing what they love and lead lives full of purpose.

Recent Posts

Nutrition & Dementia: 5 Tips for Successful Mealtimes

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 11:29:10 AM by Funda Erparlark in Alzheimer's & Dementia

Nutrition, while important for every stage of life, can pose certain hurdles as we age. Physical changes in the body and possible health issues make obtaining the recommended daily nutrients a bit more complicated. Add to this a diagnosis of dementia and you may be required to come up with some creative approaches during mealtimes.
Every stage of dementia presents its own set of challenges. Familiarizing yourself with what is common during each stage and getting to know your loved one’s personal preferences can go a long way in supporting their health in the best way possible.

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What support systems are available when caring for a loved one?

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 11:30:00 AM by Funda Erparlark in Alzheimer's & Dementia, in Caregiver Corner

I was on my way to work when the driver overheard my phone conversation. After hearing I was a nurse who works with the geriatric population and specifically clients with dementia, he opened up about his particular situation as the sole caregiver for his mother who has dementia. I could hear frustration, fear, and weariness in his voice. He felt guilty about leaving her home alone and worried that she still insisted on driving even though he didn’t think it was safe. He also had several questions about the medications she was taking. He just needed someone to listen.

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