Ask The Expert: How do I know when it’s the right time to consider placement?

This week’s question:  How do I know when it's the right time to consider placement?    Moving a loved one to a care facility can be a difficult decision. There is no single “right time” to do so, because dementia affects every individual differently. Only caregivers and the family members involved in the decision-making process

2019-12-04T08:36:25-08:00December 4th, 2019|Health & Lifestyle, Programs and Services|

Ask The Expert: What’s the point in getting a diagnosis?

This week’s question:  It's obviously dementia, so what's the point in getting a diagnosis?    In the case that your loved one does have some form of dementia, it is still critical to receive appropriate medical attention through evaluations and assessments. While diseases like Alzheimer’s do not currently have a cure, an early diagnosis will

2019-11-20T08:52:06-08:00November 20th, 2019|Health & Lifestyle, Programs and Services|

Ask The Expert: How do I ask for more help from my family?

This week’s question:  I really need more help, but don't know who to ask and don't want to burden my children. They are already so busy. What do I do? While it is true that adult children often lead very busy lives, many still want to contribute to the caregiving process, and often express feelings

2019-09-27T13:42:34-07:00October 28th, 2019|Health & Lifestyle, Programs and Services|

Ask The Expert: How do I feel less guilty for considering placement?

This week’s question:  I feel so guilty for considering placement for my loved one. I promised I would keep her in her home, but I’m at the point where I need more help! What should I do?   This is a common promise made by family members, though it is not always one that can realistically

2019-09-27T13:43:10-07:00October 14th, 2019|Health & Lifestyle, Programs and Services|

Ask The Expert: My loved one refuses to see a doctor. How do I convince them to go?

This week’s question:  My loved one refuses to see a doctor. How do I convince them to go?   It can often be difficult to get a loved one to go to the doctor for a diagnosis, or even just a routine check-up. First, it is important to know why they may feel reluctant in

2019-09-27T13:43:55-07:00September 30th, 2019|Health & Lifestyle, Programs and Services|