With the growing number of boomers and seniors each year, there is also an expanding group of experts helping them. Today’s topic is focused on highlighting a few of the resources available in one area that is getting increased attention: dementia. Whether a family helps a parent/grandparent age-in-place or arranges a move to another level of care, the need for dementia training is great. The following “words of wisdom” are sure to help you be more effective in caring for your loved one.
One of my personal favourite* experts is Dr. Natali Edmonds, whose video-advice has helped us interact with one of our own family members. Her caring attitude and practical insights are encouraging for families dealing with dementia.
3 things to NEVER do with your loved one with dementia
If you use Facebook, you may wish to check out the Memory People Facebook Group
Another helpful website is DailyCaring.com. This short article summarizes 10 “musts” from an experienced caregiver.
If you are located in Ontario, Canada, you have a 24/7 telephone resource available to you through a joint effort by The Ontario Dementia Network and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Click here for more detail and the toll-free telephone number.
If you have any thoughts on this topic such as your own experience or your reading, you are most welcome to comment below.
*You may notice some Canadian spelling in these posts. The words may look odd but that’s how we spell them. We’re used to it.
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Paul Ferri, Broker, ASA (Accredited Senior Agent)
RE/MAX Unique Inc. Brokerage*, Toronto, Canada
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