Living Your Best Life
A sixty-year old woman with dementia came to us through her guardian conservator. We supported her in her home as long as possible. Eventually, to be sure she was safe, we moved her to a memory care community.
She was used to coming and going at her own discretion and she wanted more in her life that a secure memory care community could provide. She was an animal-lover so we entered her into a therapeutic riding program. We created a care team that included her guardian/conservator elder law attorney, her care manager, the staff at the memory care community, private care givers, and the staff at the therapeutic riding program.
She came to love the staff and fellow residents and to appreciate the assistance she receives. She rides every week, she exercises in the community and she gets her nails and hair done at a local salon. Her world contracted when the dementia advanced, but she had the thrill of her life when she participated in a horse show and won the grand championship in her class.