CaringKind Blog


I Received a Diagnosis...Now What?
Now that you’ve received a diagnosis, you’re probably experiencing a number of different feelings such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, or even relief. You may also be struggling with the idea that you have an irreversible illness, yet you don’t feel sick. These are all normal reactions! It can often be helpful to talk about what you’re feeling and thinking rather than to keep things bottled up ins [...]

Continue Reading

 

I'm Worried About My Memory
Experiencing changes in your memory can be frustrating and scary. We encourage you to speak with a trusted family member, friend or a healthcare professional if you are having concerns about your memory. By clicking on the topics below, you can access information about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias and how to go about getting an evaluation.   [...]

Continue Reading

 

More Information
Books Of Interest Living Your Best With Early Stage Alzheimer’s: An Essential Guide Author: Lisa Snyder, MSW, LCSWA practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activities, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more. This book provides invaluable wisdom and tips from people with Alzheimer’s and is [...]

Continue Reading

 

Treatment & Medications
Treatment Science is currently working towards better treatments for the different types of dementia, but at the present time prevention or a cure remains elusive. There are, however, medications available that are prescribed to treat the symptoms of early dementia including memory loss, confusion and disorientation. Some people are helped by taking these medications while others are not. It’s imp [...]

Continue Reading

 

Legal & Financial Planning
Now that you’ve received a diagnosis, you should start thinking about planning for the future if you haven’t already. Taking the time to make decisions about matters that will affect your health care and your finances when you can no longer manage them is one of the most important steps you can take for yourself and your family. There are a number of legal and financial documents that will help yo [...]

Continue Reading