How to Tell Family About a Dementia Diagnosis
When someone has just learned that they have a dementia diagnosis, how do you go about telling family members? How do you educate them about the disease? What activities can you engage in? We cover this in this Smilecast. It is from one of my appearances on the Charlotte Today show. We also cover how you tell children about the diagnosis and how reactions may differ with age. A young child may somehow blame themselves and older children may not want to be around grandma or grandpa. Learn more,
One Day at a Time
As a caregiver in order to turn your mindset from caregiving as burdens to caregiving as opportunity, you have to take one day at a time. We all have the same number of hours and when we enter a day with positive intention, we can accomplish so much. Each day choose life, a fit life, and find a support network to take care of you and come with you on the journey. Good luck.
Maintain Mobility as You Age
As people enter their senior years, they may find it a lot harder to move around freely, and this loss of mobility can affect their independence and perhaps even their self-esteem. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are plenty of ways in which our elders can strengthen and maintain mobility so that they can walk, run, etc. by their own free will.
This video outlines 12 ways in which older people can retain their mobility into future years.
Courtesy of Be Independent Home Care.