Seniors generally take one of two approaches to doctor’s appointments. They either talk too much or say too little. If you are a caregiver for a senior, you can greatly help with the usefulness of the appointment if you act as a coach.
Let’s not bury the lead. No stroke is good. TIA’s however, when discovered and treated quickly, can help prevent a major stroke. In fact, doctors estimate that up to 15 percent of people will have a major stroke within three months of experiencing a mini-stroke.
The living will is one form of Advance Directive that speaks for you when you cannot. They are generally written, although oral directives, properly witnessed, are legal, too. They are important should you or a loved-one become incapable of conveying your wishes due to illness or by being unconscious.