How To Talk To Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
"Finding ways to keep dementia patients occupied is an ongoing challenge for caregivers. You want to ensure your patient or loved one has activities that provide purpose and meaning to fill their days."
I found the video by Diane Waugh so very interesting as she describes her personal experience with her Mom. My own Mother was widowed and in need of care in her later years. Mom and Dad had the foresight to purchase Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCi) 15 years before utilization while they were in good health. Fortunately, my dad did not require LTCi prior to him expiring. On the other hand, my Mom’s LTCi gave her the ability to receive assistance in her own home and in any of my siblings’ homes (we kids were in 5 different states!). Having the LTCi not only offered my Mom the care that she needed, but also gave our whole family peace of mind until the very end of her life.
Perhaps you are or have been a caregiver and have had a similar experience like Diane. She was very insightful in the video, stating that she learned to go where her Mom was, rather than trying to bring her Mom into HER life. She also went into the facts about our loved ones with dementia making good points on the Do’s and Don’ts of living with a patient.
If you have family history or are a caregiver to someone with Dementia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, you understand their need for special attention. It could be that your experience in caring for them has led you to think about your own future and Long-Term Care needs. While you are at your youngest and healthiest form, now is the time to make LTCi a priority for you!
It would be my pleasure to talk with you and provide you with information on all that is involved in a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy. Policies can be designed so that a person can receive home care for as long as possible. There are Professional Caregiving Services offered for activities of daily living, meal preparation, therapy and nursing. Working with a care coordinator can tailor a plan specific to the patient’s needs. As required, the LTCi policy can provide Adult Day Care, Facility Care in Assisted Living, all the way to Nursing and Hospice Care.
Let’s discuss your personal story and look at a Long-Term Care Plan. Contact me, Meg Jacobs, a Licensed Professional Agent working in sales for over 35 years, representing LTC Solutions. Call me to secure your future in an LTCi plan - at 1-800-945-1953, ext. 103.