Posts Tagged ‘ effects of dementia on decision-making ’

Dementia: A Loss For Everyone

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

Agendas…as my sisters and I were taking our hospice-expert sister back to the airport this morning, she commented, “I wonder if I’ll ever come here without an agenda.”   She’s the one who, a year ago, started talking with Dad and his wife about ‘dying’.  Each time she makes her monthly pilgrimage to spend a [...]



Dealing with the Effects of Dementia on Decision-Making

May 30th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

One of the difficult pieces of dad’s dementia has been listening to his ‘onceinawhile’ verbal attacks.  They haven’t been frequent, nor have they been  vicious, both of which my hospice sister says could change.  One day, recently,  I went with my father to the gas station to fill his car.  He willingly and almost automatically [...]