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Individuals Living with Dementia

An excerpt from Our Blog: Does your loved one have Dementia? Keep Visiting
Words like swirling leaves around me,
Dancing near to tantalize,
Falling just beyond my reach,
I beckon them to linger closer...

At Elderpilot, we have noted a new trend, where many Retirement Residences are providing care for individuals living with evolving memory losses.  We suspect with the growing wave of seniors, who are demonstrating memory changes from mild cognitive impairment to dementia; there is a growing demand for alternative care and services, aside from the Long-Term Care setting.

As a health care consumer living with dementia (or their care partner), it is prudent to establish a fundamental understanding of the home’s long-term plans regarding meeting future care needs. Relocating to a Retirement home, does not necessarily mean that the stress will dissipate for the caregiver, as care, services and costs are variable.

Dementia is becoming more prevalent in the aging population, and we are growing our hub of support, and information, to empower families, friends, and individuals living with dementia; wherever they call home.


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When a loved one is living with Dementia:      Poetry inspired by a Caregiver

When a loved one is living with Dementia: Poetry inspired by a Caregiver

Posted Mar 2nd, 2017

My Requiem to a Caregiver, to me, her insight was everything

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10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes

10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes

Posted Dec 6th, 2016

Does this Home meet the 5 "C" qualifiers: Care, Compassion, Competence, Commitment and Cost?

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Five Blogs: Five Caregiver Tips when a Loved One is Living with Dementia.  #1 Rally the Troops

Five Blogs: Five Caregiver Tips when a Loved One is Living with Dementia. #1 Rally the Troops

Posted Dec 3rd, 2016

If there are children, not all will be equally available to help, and often much time is lost lamenting perceived indifferences, snubs or disappointments in loyalty.

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Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Posted May 7th, 2016

I quickly discovered it was easier to navigate around small incidences at home, than to deal with larger ones. Hence reading emotions and moods became as much as a survival technique, as it was second nature...

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Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Posted Apr 11th, 2016

What many onlookers did not realize was, that this individual lived with mental illness their entire life. We shielded him, hid it, dressed it up like good health, and showed it to the world like a redrawn animation of the truth.

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