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Here’s to the emotional landscape of being the daughter of a mother living with Alzheimer’s. When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
In the heat of summer, it’s always important to remember to help our seniors stay cool in the warm weather. If the senior in your life enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, it’s a big plus. Just as in the winter we think about keeping warm, staying cool and hydrated during the summer months is equally as important.
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
When you or someone you care about can no longer live safely alone, big decisions are in store. The transition from complete independence to having to rely on others for help with things you used to do on your own such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, food preparation, or driving, can be a difficult one.
Jane Wolf Waterman is an attorney that practices psychotherapy. For decades she’s counseled individuals and families to successfully resolve their biggest challenges – be they emotional loss, practical, relational or stage of life. She discusses parenting your parent and many of the issues and challenges related to this stage in life.
Bridget Mackay has been practicing law for over 20 years. She spent 10 years as a Deputy District Attorney and then began her own practice in Estate Planning and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) Benefits Planning. She is a member of the American Association of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, California Association for Nursing Home Reform.