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How to Get Power of Attorney for a Parent with Dementia

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Caring for a parent with dementia, especially when they transition to memory care, requires not only emotional strength and patience but also practical action to manage their affairs effectively. A crucial step in this process is obtaining a Power of Attorney (POA), a legal document that grants an agent the authority to make decisions on […]

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Can Someone with Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

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It is never easy when someone you love is battling dementia. If their cognitive abilities have been affected, you may be approaching a time when your loved one should transition to memory care.  But who makes these decisions if the family member’s memory has declined? If they have a living will or had medical decisions […]

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Can a Person with Dementia Sell Their House?

A silhouette of a senior person who is holding his head by his hand with a gesture of difficulty in remembering. When someone has dementia, they may not be able to make decisions or understand things in the same way that they used to

As we grow older, our bodies and minds change. For some people, these changes can include a condition called dementia, which affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.  Receiving the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. While symptoms such as misplacing objects or forgetting appointments may be […]

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How to Talk to Someone With Memory Loss

A photo of a senior man thinking with a yes or no answer. Asking questions that can be answered with “yes” or “no.”

The changes that come when someone begins forgetting things can lead to frustrations for the caregiver and the one suffering from memory loss. A memory care community is an excellent option for many older adults. But professional memory care isn’t an option for everyone, and it’s not ideal for everyone either. A loved one or […]

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How to Move a Parent with Dementia to Assisted Living

Father with dementia ready to move into a senior living community, son and daughter boxed father's things

Transitioning your parent from living at home to a senior living community can be a challenging process, especially if they struggle with cognitive impairments like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  What’s important to remember, though, is that you don’t have to do it all on your own. Our team here at Tylers Mill Senior Living is […]

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How To Talk to Someone With Short-Term Memory Loss?

a woman walks with a senior woman with memory loss in a park having a conversation

Someone with short-term memory loss may forget things they just said or did, which can be a natural part of aging. But it can also signal the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Senior living communities provide a wide range of memory care needs for people with dementia.  Short-term […]

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What Is Sundowning in Dementia?

An older woman completing a puzzle that looks like a head, with pieces missing from the brain

Sleep Problems with Dementia Whether your loved one lives at home, in assisted living, or in another type of senior living community, dealing with dementia requires memory support. One common problem that seniors with memory problems experience is sundowning. Caregivers need the knowledge and training to prevent and cope with sleep problems. Keep reading to […]

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