How Soon Is Too Soon To Sell House and Move To Assisted Living?

Photo credit Nasim Keshmiri Dear Carol: A while back you wrote about a widower with mild cognitive impairment who wanted to move to assisted living after his wife died. Our situation is similar, but this is my 83-year-old mom and her memory is fine. Mom's an extremely social person. Dad died just two months ago and already she is telling me that she wants to move to an assisted living place that they once looked at. I get that she misses Dad and she doesn’t like being alone, but I worry that she’s making this change too soon. Some of my reluctance is probably because of the idea of losing Dad and then having my childhood home sold hurts, so it gets confusing. If this move is best for Mom, that’s OK, but I don’t think that I’m off base by being worried that she’s making this major decision too fast. — VF. Continue reading to learn more about the steps toward assisted living after the death of a spouse: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol                  Related StoriesWe Can Support Our Surviving Parent, but We Can't Erase Their PainTraveling with Dementia Easier with Unique ServicesDaughter Upset Because Dad’s Careless about HIs Diabetes 
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Heather L. Clark, Hugo E. Valencia, Jennifer J. Findeis-Hosey, Steve N. GeorasAbstractAspergillus molds are ubiquitous environmental molds that can cause devastating invasive infections in immunocompromised patients. These infections often go unrecognized in critically ill patients. This case describes a 68 year-old female resident of a long-term nursing facility with history of dementia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease stage III and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes who presented with vomiting, diarrhea and...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: ENDOCR REV - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Rev Endocr Metab Disord Source Type: research
AbstractKetogenic diets have been proposed as a non-pharmacological strategy for the management of several chronic conditions. Their efficacy and safety have been evaluated in the field of neurology, oncology and endocrinology for disorders including cancer, dementia, drug-resistant epilepsy, migraines, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The nutritional requirements of these subjects are expected to differ significantly. Indeed, although all ketogenic diets restrict carbohydrates, each intervention is characterized by a specific daily calorie intake, macronutrient composition and duration. How...
Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Trees and forests Air pollution Science Environment UK news University of Surrey Lancaster University Source Type: news
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Authors: Morovic S, Budincevic H, Govori V, Demarin V Abstract Dementia represents one of the greatest global challenges for health and social care in this century. More than 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, and this number is predicted to triple by 2050. Ageing is often associated with cognitive impairment. Therefore, prevention of cognitive impairment is an imperative. Dementia includes a heterogeneous group of disorders, the most common being Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Most cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, atrial fibrillat...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
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