Memory Care

Planning for Future Care Needs Part 3: Wills

If you are in your retirement years, it’s a good time to consider writing a will. For those caring for a loved one with memory loss or another progressive disease, the task of writing their will may fall to you in some capacity. If your loved one wants help writing their will, you should get started as soon as possible, so your loved one can contribute to the process as much as possible.

Tips for Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

When we talk about dementia, we often assume that it’s synonymous with Alzheimer’s disease. While the terms are often used this way, there are actually many different kinds of dementia. While most types manifest with some degree of memory loss and decreased cognitive function, they differ by specific symptoms, causes and available treatments.

Honoring Choices: Tips for Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

If you’ve been caring for a loved one with memory loss, you’ve likely heard how important it can be to establish a daily routine. Routines can be helpful for those with diminishing cognitive abilities as they provide structure for the day and allow for natural cuing of what happens next. However, routines can become harmful if they begin to take away your loved one’s freedom of choice.

Guardianship & Elder Law Tips for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Guardianship & Elder Law Considerations for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Guardianship & Elder Law Considerations for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

If you’re caring for a loved one who’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, certain legal considerations could be necessary to ensure your loved one’s health, safety and well-being. Creating a living will and naming a power of attorney can help families ensure their loved one’s wishes are honored in a care setting during the later stages of memory loss. 

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the shock of the diagnosis can be overwhelming for the family, and reactions to this news can vary among each family member. As a loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, the challenges that come from caregiving and the difficult nature of the disease can cause even more struggles within the family. Alzheimer’s disease can make major shifts in family dynamics, which can be painful if families don’t prepare for them.

7 Tips to Help You Cope with Alzheimer’s Caregiver Stress

7 Essential Coping Techniques for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Stress

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