Effective communication between you, the person in your care and medical care providers is extremely important.
Stimulating activities like painting, watching live music and playing memory games can create meaning for your loved ones with dementia according to Cameron Camp, Director at Myers Research Institute of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living.
You would never move into a new house without taking a peek and inspecting it, so why would you even consider doing that to one of your parents? Care in nursing facilities can range from really good to really bad; therefore, it is extremely important to do your homework before making a decision.
Most of us have participated in annual physical checkups, allowing our doctors to check on various aspects of our health, like our blood pressure or weight. This is an important way to determine the quality of our health and help us make improvements as needed.