By Shanoo In a previous blog I discussed the importance of communicating medical directives to family members and doctors. Which got me thinking about the kinds of ‘directives’ I’ve been issuing to my family over the years. Seems they come quite naturally and easily to me! As a parent one gets used to issuing daily [...]
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A friend recently sent me an article on a dementia directive designed by Dr Barak Gaster from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He had consulted with specialists in geriatrics, neurology, palliative care and psychiatry for several years. The directive defines mild, moderate and severe forms of dementia and offers options of the [...]
We’ve started a conversation through establishing Transition Solutions, we’ve been told, about aging, about moving into a new phase of our lives, about downsizing, about where to live, about our health as we grow older and what will be possible when the time comes to leave our memory-filled family homes. All these and related themes [...]