Our health and activity level passes through 3 phases during retirement. And that’ll alter our living options and expenses. By recognizing this, you can modify your living expenses now to suit your wishes and happiness. I’ll outline these phases and the actions you can take to optimize your lifestyle choices by minimizing your expenses.
However, if a person really does have a serious mental illness, then expert medical help is absolutely the way to go. If in doubt, get a referral to a psychiatrist and take it from there.
Loss of cognitive ability for a period of time, usually fairly short, but recurring. One woman described her experience of getting into her car and looking down at the gas and brake pedals, suddenly aware that she had no idea what to do.
Don’t Argue – Never argue with your loved one. Over time, it will be difficult for your loved one to think clearly or reason. Instead of arguing, just tell them that you love them and give them a hug. That’s because the next day, your loved one will probably have forgotten the entire incident ever took place.
A nursing home should be comfortable. After scrutinizing their staff it is time to consider their premises or facilities. Check their beds, bathrooms, air-conditioning and insulation of their building. Do not rely on the Around the clock Alzheimer’s Care At Home advertisement. You need to do the hands-on inspection as well.
Caregivers will often be in direct contact with doctors and nurses and should understand basic health care. They have a big responsibility and it should not be taken lightly. Often the home care assistant is the only person an elderly or disabled person sees all week. They can be a ray of sunshine in the life of the person they are caring for.
The caretaker now comes two or three times per week, depending upon my grandma’s request. Receiving care hurt her pride at first, but the benefits soon far outweighed what few negatives there were. The biggest thing that my grandmother has gained is confidence. She no longer needs to worry about walking around the house and falling. If she feels weak, there is someone there to help her. If she feels good, she can do the things she wants to do without the fear of hurting herself and being alone and out of touch with anyone.
However, it’s easier than you think. Under Medicare, you can go to your parent’s doctor, with an outline of what you see in list form, and ask, or demand, that the parent gets a referral to a psychiatrist.