San Diego assisted living for a couple
Locating the best assisted living facility for one person is difficult, but finding assisted living for a couple has unique challenges.  Very often a family looks for assisted living for a couple because one spouse needs care, and the well spouse can no longer provide care for any number of reasons. In San Diego County there are over a hundred assisted living communities.  In addition, there are hundreds of small assisted living care homes. Locating
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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
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what can you 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
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San Diego 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
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best san diego 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
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