The presentations from the Town Hall Forum (THF) on November 17 entitled, “Setting a Course for Successful Family Caregiving" is now available online. Click on the links below to access them.
Resources Mentioned by Teja Singh, MD
During his talk, Dr. Singh referenced a few resources that we thought would be helpful for you.
POLST - He recommended that everyone should complete one of these health care directive forms and keep multiple copies, include with important documents as well as post on the refrigerator.
Beers Criteria - Another topic that was discussed was list of medications that
are potentially NOT appropriate for older adults, the Beers Criteria. Discuss all medications AND supplements with your primary care physician.
MARC Program - Todd Shetter briefly mentioned MARC at UCSD when seeking a second option. Learn more about the program here: Memory, Aging Resilience Clinic (MARC).
Caregiver Journal - The doctor spoke about the benefits of keeping a caregiver journal and sharing it with your loved one's primary physician. Here are some helpful times for creating and keeping a journal.
Estate Planning Resources from Heidi Klippel
Understanding terminology and documents that you need to prepare when caring for someone with dementia were points Mrs. Klippel made in her presentation. For a copy of her handout, click below.
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