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.
If your loved one is often anxious or agitated, sensory therapies are simple ways to provide comfort and connection without relying on medication. Everyday objects that once held meaning can stimulate the five senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight – to spark fond memories or evoke happy feelings associated with highlights in your loved one’s life.
Do you feel less than steady on your feet? Are you worried about painful, costly injuries, or loss of independence? If so, setting aside just a few minutes a day to practice your breathing, movements, and concentration can greatly improve your balance, restore confidence, and reduce your risk of falling. And the minimal time and energy investments are well worth the rewards.