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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.
Sherry Picker, MSW is has been working in Elder Care Services for 15 years. Her background includes counseling, support group facilitating, Geriatric Care Management and she currently works in Home Care at Paradise Home Health Care and All the Best (Medicare Agency). She is also a volunteer with the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation.
Paul Hynes is a Certified Financial Planner, and after 22 years at a large Wall Street investment firm, Paul left to form HearthStone, a Private Wealth Management firm. Paul is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Estate Planning Councils of San Diego and North County. Paul has set up a website and blog called Senior Safe & Sound. The goals are to educate and protect seniors while helping prevent the incidence of elder financial abuse.