Downsizing with Dementia: Options, Timing & Transition

A diagnosis of dementia or increasing problems with memory loss often result in a flurry of emotions, multiple complex questions, and the making of both short and longterm plans. One of the biggest questions tends to be how long can (or should) I live at home?

August Empowered Senior Seminar

Couples grapple with whether to remain in place or relocate, when and who to hire for support, and how to have conversations with others about their plans. Adult children or other family members are often called upon to help navigate the many memory care and residential living options.

During this session we discussed the pro’s and con’s of staying put or relocating when cognitive declines become apparent, what memory care options are available, and how adult day services can be of assistance.

Panelists Include:

Robert Miller, LMSW, CDP, Registered Operator
Vice President of ComfortCare Homes and Comfort Keepers

Dr. Robin Heinrichs, PhD
Owner Neuropsychology Services of Kansas

Breana Tucker-Jones, LMSW
Program Director at Alzheimer’s Association
of Central and Western Kansas Chapter

Wendy Glick
Executive Director of Catholic Charities Wichita
(Adult Day Care Program)

Fiona Harper, RN, BSN
Changing Minds LLC

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