Please join us for a free and informative panel of senior care industry professionals, covering a range of issues of interest to many adult children of aging parents — Thursday September 29th at Cabot Park Village, a Senior Living community in Newtonville, from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. A light dinner will be served. The program – Learn how to help your parents make the best choices NOW and in the future – will feature a panel answering questions on topics including elder law and estate planning, home care services, navigating family dynamics, evaluating senior living options, and other areas of senior care that families often want to better understand. The session will be interactive and is intended to provide a forum for people with questions pertaining to aging parents and resources available.
For more information: flyer-for-expert-panel-on-aging-cabot-park-village-newton-sep-29-2016-3
Medications & the Elderly — such a critical issue. Are seniors taking prescriptions as intended? Are people on medication longer than they need to be? Are there interactions between medications prescribed by multiple doctors caring for the same person? Many drugs act differently in older patients than in younger ones — the risks for seniors related to prescription medications can be significant.
The Alzheimer’s Association recently published a report on the financial consequences of a dementia diagnosis. This short article from NPR highlights the financially devastating effects of the disease on families. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/30/472295791/big-financial-costs-are-part-of-alzheimers-toll-on-families
Interesting article about communicating with aging parents and finding the right balance of providing support and honoring their autonomy.