The Emotional Issue of Money and Long Term Care Management

April 22, 2020

Family financial matters tend to be a forbidden topic, as well as the root of a variety of arguments, enhanced emotions, and misunderstandings. And for a lot of today’s older adults, who maintain a “Depression mentality” from years of saving for a rainy day and learning to “waste not, want not,” it may be difficult for them to grant access to personal finances to adult children, and to recognize the need to spend some of those personal finances on long-term care management. [Read More...]

Dealing with Dementia Agitation? Try These Strategies to Restore Calm

February 19, 2020

Agitation is one of the more challenging hurdles to overcome when dealing with dementia, and can be exceedingly frustrating for family members to manage. One of the keys is in taking steps to handle agitation before it is felt and conveyed by the older adult, which involves keeping tabs on what has triggered these feelings in the past, and creating a home environment in which those stimulants are eliminated or minimized. [Read More...]