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Individuals Living with Dementia
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.
Recent Blog Articles about Dementia
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10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes
Does this Home meet the 5 "C" qualifiers: Care, Compassion, Competence, Commitment and Cost?
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.
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...
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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