Caring For An
Older Loved One
It’s Time To Talk
If any of these concerns sound familiar, then it’s time to make a plan.
Your mother still lives alone, needs help in the home, but will not accept it
Your father just had a stroke and you have no idea what the best options for care are
Your parents live far from the rest of the family
Your mom is doing a great job taking care of Dad, but she looks worn out and is losing weight
You and your siblings do not see eye-to-eye on your father’s care plan
You have had to take time off of work to address the care needs of your loved one
You haven’t discussed finances with your parents. Can they afford it? Do they have insurance?
Your own personal relationships are suffering because you are so focused on caregiving
Your father’s driving is worrisome
You are concerned your loved one could fall in the house
Your spouse just received an unexpected diagnosis
You’re unsure if your dad’s forgetfulness is normal or if you should be more concerned
Aging is Complicated
You’re probably arriving here with more questions than answers. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and anxious about what lies ahead. Take a deep breath — we’ve got you.
Every situation is unique.
Is It Forgetfulness or Dementia?
Typical Age-Related Changes
- Making a bad decision once in a while
- Missing a monthly payment
- Forgetting which day it is, but remembering later
- Losing things occasionally
Signs of Alzheimer’s or Dementia
- Poor judgment and decision-making
- Inability to manage a budget
- Losing track of the date or season
- Difficulty having a conversation
- Misplacing things and can’t retrace steps
Our white paper can help you determine if your loved one’s memory loss is more than just age related change.
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