Does your loved one’s mood take a nosedive, or do their behaviors become more challenging, as nightfall approaches? Do they often wake during the night, causing you to worry about their safety or lose much-needed sleep yourself? Did you know there’s a term for this neurological condition and specific tasks you can take to minimize its effects?
A dementia diagnosis can be devastating, but it can help to remember there is power in being aware of the diagnosis and having the chance to plan. In fact, immense amounts of future stress and heartache can be avoided by making plans with your loved one now.
Does the thought of your loved one running out of money keep you up at night? Are you wondering how you’re going to pay for their long-term care? Is it possible your loved one’s financial, legal and healthcare wishes won’t be honored if something were to happen to them? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, an estate plan can provide the peace of mind you seek.
Moving to a senior living community is an exciting time. While visions of your new maintenance-free home, on-site restaurants, a booming social life, transportation services – and the peace of mind of in-house care and assistance – dance in your head, it’s important to dot your legal i’s and cross your future self’s t’s.
Right now, diligent families like yours are doing everything they can to keep their loved ones with dementia safe and healthy at home until the threat of COVID-19 passes. Unfortunately, accidents and illnesses can happen to even the most diligent among us. For generations, we took our after-hours injuries and illnesses to the emergency room if we couldn’t get in to see our regular doctors.
Think about the last time your loved one was upset. How did you comfort them? What were the results? Could it have gone better? Was your approach more empathetic or sympathetic? In this illustrated short video, popular researcher and author Dr.