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Feb 18, 2016 - 09:01 PM
I read your question and couldn't help but think of some valuable info I came across recently. I learned about a Teepa Snow--an expert in the dementia field--while getting my CNA license prior to nursing school. I absolutely love what she has to say! She sees the aging/changing brain differently and has many helpful videos, classes, and tips to help a person better understand dementia and how to best care for someone with dementia. I know your father hasn't been diagnosed with dementia, but I think you might find help in some of her resources. Also, she lists care facilities who have adopted her philosphy of care. One happens to be in GA (The Arbor Company: Superior Senior Living on the)! I don't know anything about that facility (I'm on the West Coast) or how close The Arbor Company is to you, but since it's located in GA and affiliated it Teepa Snow I thought it would be worth sharing with you. Anyway, I found that list on her website, teepasnow.com, under the "About" tab on the left (the "Early Adopters" options is at the bottom).
It makes me angry to think of our vulnerable populations being taken advantage of. I hope some of this helps and that you find peace for your situation.