The holidays are usually a cheerful time of the year when friends and family come together to catch up and look back at memorable occasions. Spending the holidays with someone who has dementia can be stressful, as they may not remember certain people, things or events and may portray aggressive or irrational behavior and mood changes. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, up to 5.1 million Americans age 65 and older have Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia.
There are many different types of assisted living facilities, and choosing one can be confusing. You want your loved one to be safe, happy and cared for, but how do you know which facility will best meet your needs? My name is Meghan, and I have helped my family place our loved ones in various assisted living homes. I'd like to give you a checklist and questions to ask yourself when you choose an assisted living facility for someone you love; you don't have to be overwhelmed. I can help you find the best place for your elderly loved one.