Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – Partnerships in Aging: How to Organize and Prepare for Aging Proactively with your Aging Relative

Daily I come across unprepared families.  Daughters and sons call me unsure as to what to do when their mother or father has just had some sort of medical or health crisis and they are now left to pick up the pieces.  Families tread water as doctors, nurses and discharge planners request that care and housing decisions be made and they scramble to collect paperwork that is essential to keep money flowing and bills paid.  Sure, there are acute situations that are challenging to manage in any circumstance, but those who have their medical, personal and financial affairs in order seem to have an easier time.  This week’s guest Stuart Furman lawyer and author of The Elder Care Ready Book and The Elder Care Ready Pack discusses the in’s and out’s of organizing for aging.

When someone has memory loss they can feel pressure and intimidated when they are asked questions about their past and they cannot remember.  The TimeSlips Creativity Journal is designed for one-on-one use with people with memory loss. The journal provides instructions on how to build relationships by engaging in the art of storytelling and allowing a person’s imagination to lead the way.