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Reasons to Consider Memory Care #3

It can be dangerous at times If you read the post about combative personalities, you’ll know where this is going.  While it won’t affect every person with Alzheimer’s, a percentage will become combative.  We aren’t...

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Living with you

When the time comes that living on their own is risky for their health and well being, you have several options. If finances aren’t an issue, they can stay in their home with help.  You...

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Can you afford assisted living?

  Please give serious thought to “when.”  If you have a parent of spouse with dementia or Alzheimer’s eventually they will need more care than you can provide at home—their home or yours. Hospice may...

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Assisted living as a place to start?

  Our parents first moved into an assisted living facility after our father had emergency surgery. Mom, contending with a deteriorating diagnosis of Alzheimers was, for the first time in their sixty-five years of marriage,...

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Asking the Fun Questions

This is entertaining part of your discussion, and one the entire family will enjoy over dinner during the upcoming holidays.  Think about what your parents have lived through during their lifetime.  Depending on their age,...

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Gifts for the Aging: Blanket Throws

Throws are probably my favorite gift for the aging senior.  I’ve surely bought plenty of them! Mom’s favorite thing is to be wrapped snuggly in a soft blanket.  Sitting in the living area in a...