As the prospective resident and I sat in the dining room together and enjoyed dessert, she told me about her son and a special dessert he enjoyed as a child . . .
What would they (and particularly her son) like? She thought that the nicest thing she could possibly do would be to bake a pie for them.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) often have a challenge with potential residents who would like their adult child with disabilities to move in with them so that they can provide for their care while the CCRC provides for housekeeping, meals, etc. It's not that the communities are heartless to their pleas. It's the economics and … Continue reading Matthew and the CCRC.
That day, that hour, that moment, our cottage resident was spot on, attuned to every detail, every fact, every nuance of the mission . . .
A highly respected and well-loved pharmacist in the town, Mr. Schultz had served his community for many years. After his retirement, however, he and his wife moved into our retirement community because he had developed dementia . . .
If you are a veteran, or are helping someone who is, there are a wide variety of benefits and service available to you.
Hospices all provide the same basic services to patients but that doesn’t mean that all hospice providers are the same. How can you know the difference?
Occasional lapses in memory are a normal part of the aging process beginning as early as age 45 and can easily be attributed to stress, anxiety, depression, lack of sleep or other reasons . . .
If a loved one has dementia, there are likely to have changes in their behavior in the later hours of the day—which is commonly referred to as “sundowning" . . .
Nationwide, some 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. When their care falls to a loved one, such as yourself, their actions and behaviors can become challenging, to say the least . . .