Category: Planning

What It Means When a Person With Dementia Says: ‘I Want to Go Home’ ‘Home’ can refer to a place, time or even person.

By Brenda Avadian, Contributor |Nov. 20, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. What It Means When a Person With Dementia Says: ‘I Want to Go Home’ At age 86, my father took his first and only commercial airplane flight. His wife died three years earlier from congestive heart failure. He found solace in the basement tinkering with electronic and mechanical parts. He […]

Why You Need to Face the Reality of Your Mom or Dad Getting Old.

You’re 65 years old, or 50 years old and facing the reality that your parent(s) is frail, failing, or cognitively declining. Have you even faced what this really means to them? And more so, to you?   Our parents don’t want to be a burden, they’re proud, or too depressed to talk about any of […]