A disturbing new scientific study recently revealed results which could have a major impact on anyone middle-aged or older, as well as anyone who is currently caring for an elderly loved one. The study, published in the well-respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed a strong link between many commonplace prescription medications and increased dementia risk.
Today, we continue our series on dementia and how to deal with its presence in senior home care scenarios. Previously, we looked at causes of dementia, as well as recognizing common warning signs of dementia. Now, we will talk about what is potentially one of the most uncomfortable topics: planning for various medical and legal eventualities.
As part of our work providing elderly care in Bryn Mawr, we at Neighborly Home Care believe that people increasingly have the need for better understanding the causes and signs of dementia. We began this series of articles so that those with aging relatives know what to watch for, and how to deal with dementia when it appears.