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Should I Stay or Go?

Should I Stay or Go?

Posted Dec 31st, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal

It may be selfish of a care partner to continue pushing their limits. Taking a break gives people the energy to keep going for the long haul that is dementia care.

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Driving While Royal

Driving While Royal

Posted Dec 17th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal

Losing driving privileges can result in anger, depression, interpersonal conflict, and lifestyle change.  It can disrupt the doctor-patient relationship and can strain family bonds. 

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Never make your family promise not to place you in long-term care!

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Dec 15th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-term care. But is that fair, or realistic? How does the family member feel if they have to leave a promise unfulfilled?

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Difficult Conversations Part 2 - Dementia Diagnosis

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

Dr. Didyk describes some of the pitfalls and nuances of communicating this information to a patient and family.

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Difficult Conversations Part 1 - Driving

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

Having a conversation about driving cessation is something that everyone dreads, even the Geriatrician

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What you need to know about Privacy!

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Legal

GERI-Minutes - Why privacy is a part of the picture.

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