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Transitioning Your Parents To An Assisted Living Facility.

People with aging parents may find it difficult to have a discussion about the prospect of transitioning them into a senior residence, particularly an assisted living community.  Many adult children should expect to face some resistance from their parents who may feel they are not ready to give up their independence and/or move from their home.  However, there are potential warning signs that one should consider while evaluating the particular circumstances.  The following are some examples when having a discussion on the topic might be necessary: The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food, which may be a sign…

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Potential Warning Signs – Dealing With Aging Parents.

People with aging parents may find it difficult to have a discussion about the prospect of transitioning them into a senior residence, particularly an assisted living community.  Many adult children should expect to face some resistance from their parents who may feel they are not ready to give up their independence and/or move from their home.  However, there are potential warning signs that one should consider while evaluating the particular circumstances.  The following are some examples when having a discussion on the topic might be necessary: The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food, which may be a sign…

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Know the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Is it aging or something else? Sometimes it can be hard to tell — that’s why experts say we should all be aware of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Symptoms can include*: – Memory loss that affects day-to-day function. – Difficulty performing familiar tasks. – Problems with language. – Disorientation of time and place. – Poor or decreased judgment. (This symptom can be tricky because a person with Alzheimer’s might not realize they have a health problem that needs attention.) – Problems with abstract thinking. – Misplacing things. – Changes in mood and behaviour. – Changes in…

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Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important because it may lead to an early diagnosis

Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease is important because it may lead to an early diagnosis, experts say. According to the Alzheimer's Association, early diagnosis enables patients to: Plan ahead for the future. Potentially take part in a clinical drug trial. Start treatments that may help maintain independence for a longer time and possibly improve symptoms. Be involved in decisions about their care, living options, financial and legal matters. Cultivate relationships with doctors and care partners. Take advantage of care and support services that make it easier for patients and families to manage the disease. Alzheimer's disease, a progressive…

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