A senior in the early stages of cognitive impairment may be the most difficult to deal with. "Your angry father or agitated mother is aware of this miserable change in their brain they don't quite understand," Cohen adds. Calm reassurance will help them cope with a frightening loss of function.
Please see the message below regarding the Money Follows the Person program. If you could take a few minutes to contact your senators on Thursday asking them to renew this program that would so helpful! I know many feel that their voice is not really heard, but it DOES make a difference when you call and let them know how important these issues are to families and individuals. This new EMPOWER Care Act would renew Money Follow the Person for five years.
Contact information and an example of what you might want to say are included below. Help yourself and others by giving them a call! ~ Cindy White, PCS
Imagine yourself in a wheelchair, trying to live independently as possible, yet you cannot use your own restroom because the doorway is too small, or perhaps you have not been able to wash your own clothes for weeks because you no longer can carry a load up and down stairs. Unless you personally have a disability or limited mobility it is very easy to take even the simplest of living spaces for granted.
Most people don’t give a thought to accessible doorways, roll in showers, even the placement of light switches and the type of door knobs present. All of which can be a huge obstacle to overcome for a person with a disabil...