Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Susan Arthur are rejoined by April Haskins and Ann Warren of the Villages of St. Peters Memory Care to discuss dementia, Alzheimer’s, and memory loss and how the treatment of the symptoms is a focus of researchers in the medical field.
April and Ann talk about queuing and how it is a necessary component of care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. They talk about the difficulty of being a Power of Attorney and how the necessary questions that someone in charge of medical directives are the most challenging that surround the aging process, especially in cases involving dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Joe asks April and Ann about the struggles that family members face when deciding if their parent or relative are going through cognitive issues should be in a care facility. April and Ann also explain the concept of “sundowning,” as well as some of the options that exist for those that have Alzheimer’s or dementia.