In the past, it has been common for seniors to abandon their homes of many years and move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. The consequent feelings of anonymity an isolation are common with such a dramatic transfer. These days, however, it is far more emotionally satisfying and economically pragmatic to allow seniors to age in their own homes with the added layer of support provided by in-home care which is widely available.
Frequently people refer to the group of symptoms that define Dementia by the more specific disease called Alzheimer’s. Dementia is not a single disease. It refers to a general decline in certain mental abilities overall and can be caused by several different conditions. Dementia is not always Alzheimer’s.
You might have known the day was coming. Your elderly parents are no longer able to reliably manage their finances. Bills are going unpaid or they are “helping” people who may randomly call on the phone preying on kind-hearted elderly people.