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Embracing the change to assisted living

Facing a Move to Assisted Living? Moving to Assisted Living is not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a new phase in your life. We have heard it said that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  Life is about learning to dance in the rain.    And that is so […]

End of life discussion

Let’s talk about the unspeakable…  Your Death. “End?  No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… one that we all must take.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King Some die suddenly.  Yet for many the process is slow.  They move from mentally able into Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form […]

Parkinson’s Awareness Month, 5 Things You Should Know

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  So it is time to learn a few things about the disease. NUMBER 1 “Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60,” states the Michael J. Fox organization. While the average age at onset is 60, people have been diagnosed as young […]

Coloring, Calming Activity for Those with Dementia

Coloring books for adults is trending right now.  Some studies are showing a slight calming and meditative effect of coloring shapes found in nature.  These images are called Mandala.

More Indicators — Moving Mom or Dad to Assisted Living

We gave you the FIVE ABSOLUTE INDICATORS for moving Mom or Dad to Assisted Living or Memory Care. Below is a list of a few other things to look for when visiting your parents that may indicate it is time.  Life is not always black and white.  The indicators below may be triggers for you […]

Five Absolute Indicators That It Is Time to Move Your Loved One into Assisted Living.

There are many indicators that cognitive or physical decline is happening.  It is hard for adult children, spouses and siblings who may visit briefly to know when it is time to move their loved one into a safer and more social environment like an Assisted Living Community. A diagnosis of dementia or a degenerative disease […]

Helping the Stressed Dementia Caregiver

Here is an interesting statistic. One half of the people caring for a partner or spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease will die before the person they are caring for dies. Research is showing that the stress of caring for a loved-one with a progressive, terminal dementia is just plain hard on the caregiver. Think of it! […]

Should Driving Tests Be Mandatory on those over 70?

Should Driving Tests Be Mandatory on those over 70? This year my husband turns 68 and has agreed to take a driver competency test on the suggestion of our doctor.  So I called around to driving schools and stopped in at the DMV and no one knew where he could take such a test.  Do […]