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When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
In the heat of summer, it’s always important to remember to help our seniors stay cool in the warm weather. If the senior in your life enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, it’s a big plus. Just as in the winter we think about keeping warm, staying cool and hydrated during the summer months is equally as important.
When you or someone you care about can no longer live safely alone, big decisions are in store. The transition from complete independence to having to rely on others for help with things you used to do on your own such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, food preparation, or driving, can be a difficult one.
For the past 9 years, Lee Mowatt has been watching, studying, and writing about how we age as a culture and as individuals. His is the producer of a podcast titled "The Inner Game Of Aging," which was initially started as a research tool for his upcoming book - "Mastering Your Aging Process." Lee's passion and energy for changing the perception of aging inspires a fresh approach as we watch ourselves get older.
Carolyn Hobbs, LMFT, nationwide private practice based in Durango, Colorado for 35 years, International Author, Workshop Leader, Therapist & former College Professor. Carolyn has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1986.