healthcare wishes

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?​If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?If you’ve done end of life planning, you likely have a document in which you appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself. It also probably communicates your wishes regarding medical treatment in […]

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Alzheimer's

When a Loved One Needs More Than Words

When a Loved One Needs More Than WordsIt is all too easy to interpret the confusion expressed by a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia as representative of all their faculties. It really is not the case. If the person simply started speaking a language you didn’t understand, you wouldn’t immediately assume something was wrong with […]

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downsizing

4 Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing in Our Later Years

​4 Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing in Our Later YearsThe phrase “less is more” may not apply to all aspects of our lives, but downsizing to reduce living space and personal possessions can have a wonderful effect. Here are four unexpected ways that less really is more when it comes to downsizing in our later years […]

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resident aggression

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care Settings

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care SettingsOne of the most difficult aspects of both having a loved one in an assisted living or skilled nursing setting, and of administering those settings safely, is processing often unpredictable behavior of individuals with dementia. The actions of residents often do not correspond to any rational reality we understand. […]

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