One aspect of independence that often flies under the radar is the Dignity of Risk. Credited to the disability movement, it’s defined as the idea that self-determination and the right to take reasonable risks are essential for dignity and self-esteem.
At a certain point in the disease process, people living with dementia need to move into memory care. This common assumption just isn’t true – at least, not for everyone. As with most anything in life, financial resources create choices. The second, and perhaps most important, part to consider is willingness.
Many changes occur as we get older in our years but when is it the right time to change doctors? Do we need a geriatrician? And how is a geriatrician different than our primary doctor? Join us in conversation with geriatrician Dr. Leslie Kernisan who will answer these questions and more. Enjoy the show!
It can be difficult to watch your parents grow older and become less independent. It can be even more challenging to know when you should intervene and when you should just stay aware. Join us as we discuss these issues and more with geriatrician Dr. Leslie Kernisan who has a great list of tips to share. Enjoy the show!
Do you have an elderly loved one who needs you to look after them? Are you aware which danger signs to look for in their behavior or physical state? Join us in conversation with geriatrician Dr. Leslie Kernisan who has a great list of tips to share. Enjoy the show!
Khloe Kardashian may not immediately come to mind when you think of a caregiver. Yet, when her estranged husband had an unexpected life-threatening health crisis she became his full-time caregiver. Like many caregivers, Khloe dropped everything and literally did not leave his side for weeks.