Tag Archive | choice

It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

What we think we know, just ain’t so. It helps to recognize that when caring for a loved one with dementia.

What should a community include for a person with Dementia?

What should a community include for a person with Dementia?

My hope is to make this a simple checklist – but don’t discount that this is such a personal and complex topic. My Mom is currently in an Assisted Living facility that is geared toward someone who needs help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). The residents include individuals in wheelchairs, some with vision-loss, […]

How did you get Dad to buy the small bottle?

How did you get Dad to buy the small bottle?

Today my 15-year old son came with me on my visit with my parents. Both of my parents were interested in running errands. Usually, my mom comes with me while my Dad takes a nap. Today, my Dad is excited to go to the store. We had to park in the auxiliary lot, which means […]

Enter Adult Protective Services.

When the social worker mentions that the hospital was prepared to call Adult Protective Services (APS) because they were so concerned about my parents, it initially sends a chill up my spine. We are trying to help my parents, we know they want to stay independent, but they are unable to do so safely anymore. […]