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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.
Sara Zeff Geber has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and is the founder of LifeEncore. She is also a certified retirement coach and a recognized expert in motivating baby boomers to plan for the next phase of life.
Kimberly McGhee is an elder law attorney who focuses her practice on advocating and protecting her clients’ best interests. She possesses a broad range of experience in the areas of estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning, asset protection, retirement planning, banking, real estate and legal ethics. She is a member of the State Bars of California and Nevada and a Board member of the Southern California National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. www.TheAgingBoomers.com