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Article 110-Estate Planning Series: How Can We Care for the Caregivers?

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Imagine you are responsible for the care of a spouse or parent with dementia.  He does not recognize you.   He needs help dressing or toileting, but his innate modesty causes him to fight attempts to help.  In fact, occasionally he reacts aggressively or even violently.  He is otherwise physically healthy, and may remain in this condition for years to come.

This example is all too real for many caregivers.  And they are exhausted. 

Article 69-Estate Planning Series: This is How You Can Make a Difference

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They call it a “virtual dementia” tour.  For a ten to fifteen-minute period, I was placed in an environment designed to simulate the effects of dementia.    People living with dementia often appear docile, giving the impression that dementia is somehow a serene experience.   My experience was anything but serene. 

Even though my mind re-acclimated within a few minutes, my body was still trying to make sense of the experience.  I felt out of breath, even though I had done nothing strenuous.  I left with a greater sensitivity for those who live with dementia, and for their caregivers.

Article 19-Estate Planning Series: Caregivers – The Forgotten Cost Of Long Term Care

Written by Wright Law on . Posted in Estate Planning

Imagine you are responsible for the care of a spouse or parent with dementia.  He does not recognize you.   He needs help dressing or toileting, but his innate modesty causes him to fight attempts to help.  In fact, occasionally he reacts aggressively or even violently.  He is otherwise physically healthy, and may remain in this condition for years to come.

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