It was a shock when Michelle got the phone call from the hospital one afternoon. Her father had tripped on the sidewalk and broken his hip. A neighbor saw what happened, ran outside to help, and had called 911.
She opens the door and asks, “Why did you come a day early?” You are confused. You told her you were coming today when you spoke on the phone over the weekend. “Mom, we’re here for the holiday and I told you we were coming.” She replies, “Yes, you told me you were coming tomorrow.” Your concern is increasing.
Please enjoy this guest blog from Jay Newton-Small with MemoryWell. My father was a brilliant man. He had a 40-year career as a diplomat with the United Nations, working on five continents. But in the last few years of his life, he wouldn’t have been able...
Feeling lonely and isolated is more than an unpleasant emotional state; it can actually lead to poor health outcomes and premature death.
While people of all ages have fallen victim to scam artists, seniors may be especially vulnerable. Loneliness and dementia may cause serious lapses in judgment. The need to feel useful and a contributing member of society can also overcome a healthy skepticism, especially when it comes to “charities” who pull at the heartstrings to solicit money.
Planning ahead and providing legal documentation of your wishes is extremely important to those you love. It may be even more important to you if you don’t have family to advocate for you.
Vision is important for depth perception and walking safely, watching facial expressions, enjoying clarity and the nuances of people, and scenery around us. Poor vision creates a basic safety risk. For instance, not noticing moldy food, slippery floors, and sharp objects can result in illnesses and injuries.