How many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office only to think about the 5 questions you forgot to ask? Or as your driving home you’re saying to yourself, “Wait. I don’t want to take that new medication.
Part 1 of this communication series offers ideas about arranging the most effective locations to have sensitive eldercare conversations with aging parents. The importance of using timing to your advantage also enhances the likelihood of being heard and reaching consensus.
You've probably heard the expression, "timing is everything." That statement is especially true when it comes to talking to aging parents and about sensitive eldercare-related subjects.
Think about a past situation when an important conversation, which you initiated, went haywire. Perhaps
I have been a geriatric mental health clinician since 2010. One of the most complex and perplexing conditions that I have seen in those 65 and older is delirium and it's confusion. Of the troubling “3Ds” (Delirium, Depression and Dementia)
Care coordination. Continuity of care. Team planning. Care manager. Or how about cognitive capacity, disorientation, palliative, terminal, agitated, delirious, Demented…..AHH! There are so many terms that healthcare professionals toss around casually and families and patients struggle to follow along and
The first of this series - Holiday Gift Ideas: Part 1-- focused on gifts that are made by hand. But not everybody is inclined to go the creative route. Spending quality time together also relays loving messages.
Make the present your
When it comes to holiday gift-giving, what do you buy the individuals who already have everything, and want nothing?
My personal strategy for gift-giving has everything to do with honoring my beloved elders with gifts that touch their hearts and souls
Caring for aging parents or other loved ones? There are people who will gladly assist with eldercare tasks and there are people who will take care of you.
Who helps? Family members, friends, neighbors, and volunteers. Some people cooperate without
As promised, this week I am reviewing a bit more about the symptoms and behaviors that you may notice when someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease. I will also cover some basic tips for handling the difficult situations that could