When a person is diagnosed with dementia, countless number of friends and family members will be affected, including grandchildren. How younger members of the family are affected may not be top of mind with all the stress of what is happening. It is easy to forget that they probably have questions and concerns just like everyone else in the family. If you find it confusing to understand the many changes that dementia causes, imagine how a young child will feel. They, too, wil
Though most people move in the summer, moving scams can happen at any time of the year. Protect yourself, your family, and your belongings by knowing how to identify a moving service scam. Are they who they seem to be?
Just because a name is similar to a large, reputable company doesn't mean it’s actually associated with that company. Check their website to see if they’re actually associated with the company or if they’re freeloading on someone else’s good reputation. How a
If you're helping a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease with basic grooming tasks, there are ways to make the process easier. Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons offers a few helpful tips. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
Are sudden trips to the Packing your bags ahead of time is one trick that works for many caregivers. Fill a gym bag with items you both will need in the event of an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Here's what to include: Copies of the Healthcare Power of Attorney List of current medications. Be sure to include dosage and frequency, and any over-the-counter medications List of allergies, including to drugs and food. Make sure the list includes any medications that have
Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) reputation and authority. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continues to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA. Recent reports have indicated that unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language
Adapted from an article by Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com Senior Editor If there's someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia in your life, the last thing you need to ring in the new year is more nudges toward self improvement. You may already be thinking, Forget resolutions about losing weight and giving up alcohol – I just need to figure out how to survive the stress (let alone the economy). Fear not. This list of resolutions is meant to help you. How? By making