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Making Difficult Decisions

Making Difficult Decisions

Hi Everyone…….recently, I was told about an article in the Washington Post about having that “difficult conversation.”  That is the conversation about moving a loved one to a facility where he or she can receive the care needed.  Sometimes, we caregivers just cannot do it all.  So, extra help is needed.  But it is just not that simple to change a person from being independent to being in assisted living at best. Read More...

How Do I Know If My Loved One Has Parkinson’s?

How Do I Know If My Loved One Has Parkinson’s?

First, only a medical doctor or a neurologist can accurately diagnose what is going on with your loved one. Also, your primary care doctor may in fact refer you to a neurologist if you or your doctor thinks that it is appropriate.

Friends mean well, but it is only a professional who is trained in neurological disorders who can tell you more definitively. However, here is some information from the Northwest Parkinson’s Association which addresses this issue and describes other diseases which may have similar symptoms. Read More...