Caregivers and family members get frustrated when trying to communicate with a loved one who has dementia. Here are a few pointers from Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager, for talking to your loved one. Click on this link:
A Trip to the Hospital What should you take? Make sure the patient has the following with them when they go to the hospital: Insurance cards Picture ID or driver's license Personal health summary Numbers of all doctors patient has seen List of medications/amounts A copy of the Healthcare Power of Attorney document outlining … Continue reading May 2011 – A Trip to the Hospital
Advancing age signals changes on many levels If you ask a younger person what happens during aging, they have no idea. They may describe graying of hair or wrinkling of skin. Aging isa very personal experience. Not everyone ages the same and not every organ in the body will age the same. Some people may … Continue reading What Happens During Aging?
Talking to an older adult about voluntary loss of driving privileges can be very difficult. Loss of driving privileges means that the older adult is losing their autonomy and will be dependent on others for transportation. It may mean that now they will be less able to get out for social activities that are very … Continue reading Talking to your Parent About Driving Cessation