January 8, 2018
Man on Bench

029 – Care Planning Overview

029 – Care Planning Overview Care planning is the process of planning the care for your elderly loved one.  It is the way you get ahead of their issues.  I believe this is the more important part of caring for an elderly loved one – it helps them obtain the […]
January 5, 2018
People working on documents

028 – Naming Friends and Distant Relatives as Decision Makers

028 – Naming Friends and Distant Relatives as Decision Makers When someone wants a friend or distant relative to serve as their decision maker it is even more important they create documents appointing that person.  If they don’t have decision making documents like powers of attorney and living wills in […]
January 4, 2018
Elderly Woman

027 – You Keep Control After Signing Decision Making Documents

027 – You Keep Control After Signing Decision Making Documents Sometimes people won’t sign decision making documents like powers of attorney or living wills because they are worried they will lose the ability to make their own decisions once the documents are in place.  That isn’t true.  In this podcast […]
January 3, 2018
Signing a Document

026 – Creating Decision Making Documents After a Diagnosis of Dementia

026 – Creating Decision Making Documents After a Diagnosis of Dementia People mistakenly believe that once a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia they can no longer create documents where they appoint decision makers to manage their financial or medical affairs.  The reality is that it even […]
January 2, 2018
Older Man Clasping Hands with Cane

025 – The Right Decision Makers

025 – The Right Decision Makers Today I discuss choosing the right decision makers.  The bottom line is you should choose the right person – whoever that might be.  It is the person who is right for you – someone that allows you to rest easy knowing they are there […]
January 1, 2018
Businessman Employed After A Job Interview

024 – An Overview of Decision Making

024 – An Overview of Decision Making Decision making is the first part of the three big issues you need to deal with when helping an elderly loved one – especially someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  This episode is an introduction into the issues related to decision making including […]