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When faced with a significant medical or care decision, having another set of eyes and ears on the situation can provide important, objective feedback that otherwise might go overlooked.
You just never really know why someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia repeats the same question or comment over and over. Is it really simply a lack of short-term memory or are there other possible reasons?
Medication is often a fact of life, especially as we age. Just as we explore potential side effects, equally as important is to understand possible interactions with other medications, both over-the-counter and prescribed.
Learn to "let go". Although it is a commonly used phrase, how many of us actually know what it means and even if we do know, how do we do it?
This is the time of year for family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Perhaps your travel plans include a trip with someone who has had a decline in cognition that will require extra vigilance and preparation.
Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. She’s worked as a freelance writer for publications that include The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and SixtyandMe.com. As host for the podcast, Coffee Table Wisdom, Stephanie promotes embracing the accumulating years with purpose, intention and joy. She is the author of the book “A Delightful Little Book on Aging.”
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