Category Archives: Dementia

A Life Well Lived

I was introduced to Rosalie in April 2009 as she was about to embark on her first total knee replacement. Her children recognized that living alone and scheduling a major orthopedic procedure at the age of 86 required forethought and outside support. In April 2022, Rosalie passed. Over our 13 years together, we managed… Read on…

Planning for Alternative Living Arrangements

As we age, at some point in our lives, we may experience a downward progression; it could be physical, cognitive, or some combination. And while each individual’s experience will vary, there are some consistent patterns. For some of us, the change in type and degree of care required will also require a transition to an… Read on…

Managing Cognitive Impairment in Our Loved Ones

I recently began working with a client family of a woman in her 90s who had been living independently. Following a health care crisis, she had to move in with her daughter and son-in-law. Although the couple cared very deeply for this woman, living together in the same home and addressing all her physical and… Read on…