The news out this week that former teen idol David Cassidy has dementia hits close to home for many Baby Boomers.
We’ve written a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and we share some of our best stories below.
This weekend Riverbend Church and Alzheimer’s Texas will present its annual GPS Roadmap for Family Caregivers workshop. You’ll learn how to talk to people with Alzheimer’s, what senior living options and home health and hospice options are available and what legal documents are necessary to have.
The event is free and breakfast and lunch is provided. It’s 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Church. Register at txalz.org.
Last September, we wrote about Austinite Debbie Pearson’s book “Age Your Way,” which talked about making your wishes known before you can no longer express what you want.
This month the companion workbook, “Blueprint to Age Your Way,” is out. It offers fillable forms that cover things like medications, personal wishes about medical care, favorite things, fears, concessions you agree to make when the time comes, service providers and business contacts, friends, financial accounts, real estate and business holdings, insurance, logins and passwords to accounts, funeral and burial wishes, obituary and more.
You can find it at Amazon.com for $39.95.
If you’re facing caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia, find these stories online: