Remember as a kid, you used to dread those difficult conversations with your parents--the ones that make you feel uncomfortable or afraid. Fast forward to your adult years, and it can be the same situation about conversations with your loved ones that cause anxiety.
Fear not (always wanted to say that), we have some ideas for you on how to plan everyday care of a loved one and even how to have an honest conversation about appropriate care. Whether it be about concern about driving, legal issues or financial management, the experts agree that a non-threatening approach from a position of love and respect is the first step.
Here's a brief video from the Alzheimer's Association's training portal to get you started.
The Southern Caregiver Resource Center has put together an excellent fact sheet providing no-nonsense tips for families plan for care.
Planning for the Progression
After the Alzheimer's Diagnosis