Alzheimers and Dementia are greatly confused and misunderstood by people. I have often been asked by families: What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimers; What are the stages of Alzheimers; Is there a cure? While I am not a doctor, nor do I intend to give medical advice – I do work with individuals who are diagnosed with these conditions – and more importantly, my interaction with the family members has given me a perspective to share.
Alzheimers is the likely diagnosis that people receive – and there are a number of stages as to the illness and effects. In early stages it may appear to be just a mental lapse or forgotten details. It is difficult as a family member to see these changes take place and when compounded with a potential health risk for someone living independently – the reality of a move is sometimes daunting. My personal experiences as an Occupational Therapist Assistant now combined with being a professional REALTOR, Senior Real Estate Specialist, all helps to ensure my compassionate service to assist you and your loved ones in making the right real estate and potential living arrangements.
Read these articles for more information on the differences between Alzheimers and Dementia
Helpful article that can help you decide, when the right time could be, to make the move to senior living… http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/5-6-15-reasons-families-delay-moving/
By furthering my education and growing my specialty of service to include Senior Living assistance, becoming an SRES was an important designation for me to obtain. I am excited to be able to take my years of service, from military service to Occupational Therapy and now to real estate services – being able to assist those searching for a new direction or way of life is an opportunity I welcome.
Check out more here: http://seniorsrealestate.com/earn-sres-designation/sres-business-partners
I have officially opened Consulting Services to assist those Senior housing needs you may have, in addition to real estate services. These are vetted professional providers that I have personally met with and / or worked with in my occupational therapy and real estate services and I am happy to pass along their contact information for your consideration.
There are specialized “designations” for different areas of real estate and we have found that Seniors have needs specific to their own circumstances. My background as an Occupational Therapist has given me a special insight on the needs of our elderly, combined with my enjoyment of estate sales and now my expertise as a Realtor – I am able to merge all of these skills for YOUR benefit.
If you are feeling the time may be approaching to start life planning for the next phase, allow me to sit down and discuss with you how I can help you make the necessary transitions. My goal is to help ensure that you don’t have to give away the equity you have worked for – at the time in your life when you were meant to enjoy all the benefits.