9 Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Has Dementia

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year.  She just turned 85.  The disease is still in its very early stages and she’s doing well, so our hope is the dementia will outlive her.  Family has noticed the subtle changes and she’s very aware her memory is getting worse, but to focus on the negative is to lose quality time with our mom, so instead we take every day as it comes and are learning […]

What To Do When Your Aging Parents Disagree With Your Advice

When we were young, our parents told us what to do to look out for our safety and wellbeing. And as a child, we listened. However, when our parents reach old age, a role reversal often occurs. As they age, parents are often the ones who cannot properly take care of themselves, leaving us in the role of caretaker. Suddenly we become the ones giving advice and making decisions about a parent’s living situation and care needs. So, what can we do to […]

Here Are Some Helpful Dementia Activities

Useful Dementia Activities When a loved one has Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia, being familiar with some helpful dementia activities is important. When a senior feels engaged, their days are more meaningful. Maintaining a senior’s old interests and activities is as important as ever, and in some ways, even more important after a diagnosis.  The right kind of dementia activities can help to reconnect a senior to their past, a comfortable feeling.  Appropriate dementia […]

Moving to a Retirement Community or Assisted Living?

Moving to a senior community or assisted living community in San Diego? In some cases, making the decision to move to a senior community is the easy part.  The more challenging part can be physically moving yourself and your belongings. In this several part series, we’ll look at how to make the transition to a senior community take place with the least amount of stress possible. Assuming the senior has a house to sell, the first […]

Assisted Living Resources

Families need support and assisted living resources when making difficult care decisions. And one of the most important decisions a senior and their family will make is where that senior will live for their remaining years. I'm a professional eldercare adviser, AND my family just helped my parents move to assisted living. It would be my pleasure to help you. San Diego County is where I've been helping families for over 10 years. If you're [...]