Alzheimer’s is a widespread neurological disorder that affects approximately 5 million Americans. James Weatherstone, a social worker with years of experience in senior care, explains that while most patients begin exhibiting symptoms after the age of 65, some are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s. James Weatherstone explains a few early warning signs to watch out for.

James Weatherstone elderly friends
James Weatherstone elderly friends

4 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Memory Loss
Memory loss is the most common sign of dementia. A person may have difficulty remembering directions, events, dates, or whether they’ve completed tasks, like taking medications or washing up. …


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There’s no place like home. For this and other reasons, an increasing number of older adults are looking to age in place as opposed to moving to a senior community. Licensed Master Social Worker James Weatherstone of NY says the popularity of aging in place is understandable as it allows people to continue living their lives comfortably while preserving independence and saving money. However, there are some factors to consider before deciding if aging in place is right for you or your loved one. Having worked for several years in skilled nursing facilities, James Weatherstone of NY understands the particular needs of senior citizens. He is here to offer three tips for successful aging in place.

3 Tips for Aging in Place

  1. Medical Care Probably the most critical factor to consider when it comes to senior care is medical management. Consider your medical needs now and what kind of help you might need in the future. Even if a person is feeling well enough today, issues may arise in the coming years, including loss of hearing and vision, as well as dementia or stroke, all of which are more likely to occur with age. You’ll also need to be sure to remember your medicine, doctor’s instructions, and appointments. You may wish to get a medical dispenser…

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At some point, you may find it’s no longer safe or healthy for you or an elderly loved one to continue living at home. In this situation, a skilled nursing facility may be an optimal choice, particularly if the person in need of assistance has a medical condition that requires daily care or observation. Licensed Master Social Worker James Weatherstone, who has a decades-long career in the medical field, including several years as the director of a skilled nursing facility, offers four tips for choosing the right facility for your family’s needs.

4 Steps for Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility


Most people have some familiarity or experience with skilled nursing or rehabilitation services. Many have seen a loved one through treatment, while others have been treated themselves. Skilled nursing and rehabilitation are umbrella terms encompassing a broad range of services and professionals in this field are as skilled as they are versatile, often assisting with a variety of ailments over the course of a workweek. James Weatherstone of Hudson Valley, NY, is one such social work professional.

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James Weatherstone

James Weatherstone is a former Director of Social Services at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center, also known as Campbell Hall Senior Center, one of…


On October 10th, millions of people around the globe, as well as healthcare providers and organizations such as the World Health Organization and World Federation for Mental Health, observed World Mental Health Day. The international holiday is a platform for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy to eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness. Along with the voices of countless individuals and entities sharing stories, information, and messages of support and hope, on this day, like any other, there were also numerous mental health care professionals working on the front lines to support those living with or affected by…


James Weatherstone has spent 34 years as a professional actor, appearing on stage in dozens of theatrical productions all over the world. Then he decided to go back to school.

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James Weatherstone

Beginning in 2012, James Weatherstone studied for a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at New York’s Adelphi University, graduating with the highest honors (summa cum laude) in 2014 with a near-perfect 3.975 grade-point average. (He earned a perfect 4.0 GPA as an undergraduate at the State University of New York-Empire State [SUNY-Empire State] when he finished his degree in drama and theatrical arts in 2012.)

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After a 34 year long career as a professional actor, James Weatherstone graduated with his Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in 2014. James Weatherstone’s focus of study was Social Work and he graduated with a 3.97, or summa cum laude. James Weatherstone now works as the Director of Social Services at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center helping over 100 residence regularly. James is viewed in high regard by co-workers, administration and his family. James Weatherstone is known to be a hardworking and trustworthy individual and has been admired for his resilience, intelligence and generosity. In James’ spare time, he enjoys performing in the Foley Road Band of Warwick, NY where he plays the acoustic and electric guitar as well as shares the lead singing position in a musical duo.

James Weatherstone

James Weatherstone is a previous professional actor, current Director of Social Services and member of the Foley Road Band in Warwick, NY

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