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When faced with a significant medical or care decision, having another set of eyes and ears on the situation can provide important, objective feedback that otherwise might go overlooked.
You just never really know why someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia repeats the same question or comment over and over. Is it really simply a lack of short-term memory or are there other possible reasons?
Medication is often a fact of life, especially as we age. Just as we explore potential side effects, equally as important is to understand possible interactions with other medications, both over-the-counter and prescribed.
Learn to "let go". Although it is a commonly used phrase, how many of us actually know what it means and even if we do know, how do we do it?
This is the time of year for family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Perhaps your travel plans include a trip with someone who has had a decline in cognition that will require extra vigilance and preparation.
Carol Giuliani is the founder of Senior Travel Companion Services, LLC, a business providing customized trip planning and travel escort for individual seniors or couples. She is a former attorney with 34 years of experience as a caregiver and 23 years as a professional fiduciary and guardian for the elderly.
Neal Mallam is a Regional Manager for the Medical Air Services Association (MASA), a pre-paid medical transportation solutions provider. He has been an EMT Firefighter and airline pilot prior to joining the MASA team. Janet Bryant is the Director of Operations for MASA Medical Transport Solutions, a division of MASA Global. Janet has been influential in spreading the word to baby boomers across the country concerning the potential gaps in their insurance coverage, whether through private insurance or Medicare, in regards to Emergency Medical Transportation. Sponsor: Senior Care Authority www.SeniorCareAuthority.com