Incapacity Planning – It’s All in The Details

A client who experiences a critically disabling event has to navigate and manage many obstacles, both physical and emotional. One question, however, that an incapacitated client should not have to ask is “Who will see that my estate continues to be well managed and that my wishes will be followed?” With careful planning, a client can be sure that safeguards …

THE SIX “R’s” OF BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT

THE SIX “R’s” OF BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT with someone with Dementia – from The 36-Hour Day 1) RESTRICT Don’t Raise your voice Confront Criticize Try to discuss the angry behavior Initiate physical contact during angry outburst Ignore Shame or ridicule the person   2) REASSESS Look at the environment Has the environment changed? Was the individual taken from his/her routine? Did …

Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan

Estate Planning Awareness Week: Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, …

Helpful Communication Tips for A Person With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Below are some tips to help you and the person with Alzheimer’s understand each other better.   CHANGES IN COMMUNICATION The person with dementia may experience changes in communication such as: Difficulty finding the right words Using familiar words repeatedly Inventing new words to describe familiar objects Easily lose their …

BAM Now Available for Residents at Francois Bend

INDIANAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced a collaboration to evaluate a combination of two COVID-19 therapies in low-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. Lilly has expanded its ongoing BLAZE-4 trial to evaluate the administration of bamlanivimab …

Coping with Behavior Challenges — Anger and Aggression

Behavioral changes can be one of the biggest challenges when caring with someone with dementia. Symptoms of dementia can cause a flood of emotions and physical reactions, which can manifest in behavioral problems. Understanding the cause and effect can help family and professional caregivers cope better with situations that may arise. Dementia affects the parts of the brain that control …

Mental Health Awareness Resources During COVID Pandemic

Information provided by LSU Psychology Department We hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption to daily living, concerns about one’s health or the health of loved ones, and the uncertainty of what the future may bring make this a very challenging time. We wanted to share some resources to help support your …

Fall Prevention by STS

Did you know that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year? Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over 65 years old. Those numbers increase with seniors …

The Importance Of Happiness As We Age

Several scientific studies suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest that the two are most definitely correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness. Happiness and health may indeed be a virtuous circle, but researchers are still trying to untangle their complex relationship. 1. Happiness combats stress – Stress is known as the “silent killer,” as it’s consistent presence in one’s life can …