10 23, 2020

Learning about dementia & what your family may need

By |2020-10-23T16:00:05-04:00October 23, 2020|

Dementia is a scary word. But it can be less intimidating when you know its symptoms and the resources available to you and your family.

During a program earlier this week, Chera and Linda from Kemper House – an assisted living facility that specializes in helping people with Alzheimer’s and dementia – explained what dementia is, what signs to look for, and what you should do if a loved one has it.

Chera and Linda are hosting another online program about dementia with us at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. They will offer suggestions for caregivers on how to deal with difficult behaviors and give recommendations for tactics to use for successful behavior management. Their talk is open to all, free to attend, and will be broadcast via Zoom. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Families affected by dementia may also be interested in another program that we previously hosted about legal and financial planning for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By the way, we have several resources for families affected by dementia that you can borrow. That having been said, none of these resources are a substitute for medical advice.

11 7, 2019

Legal & financial planning advice for families affected by Alzheimer’s & dementia

By |2019-11-07T06:00:43-05:00November 7, 2019|

Christina M. Bushnell and Dawn E. McFadden of McFadden Bushnell LLC visited us recently to provide guidance for families that may be affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – which is all families, really.

They discussed legal and financial plans families should make that can help them if they are affected by dementia. We’ve filmed their talk, so we can share it with all of you. Learn about trusts, documents you may want drafted or updated, the differences between Medicaid and Medicare, and more.

Of course, estate law can differ from state to state, and every family circumstance is unique. When in doubt, you should consult a legal professional.

We hosted this program with support from the Alzheimer’s Association.

By the way, if you’re looking to draft a legal document, Mentor Public Library offers a database with different legal-form templates that you can view or even download for free. It’s called the Legal Forms Library, and it’s one of the dozens of databases that we offer access to for free.

There are thousands of form templates for all types of topics: divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, name changes, wills, estates and more. (So you know, you’ll need to click through to the Legal Forms Library from the Mentor Public Library site for these hyperlinks to work.) And you can view, download or edit all these templates for free. There are also completed samples that you can view as a PDF or Microsoft Word file. This can give you an idea what your finished form should look like.

 

For more information, you can visit the FAQ section of the Legal Forms website.

07 23, 2019

Get tips for healthy brain & body at the library

By |2019-07-23T06:00:29-04:00July 23, 2019|

heart-980894_1920Everyone is welcome to a free program about how to keep your brain and body healthy as you age at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at our Main Branch.

Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This program is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. It is open to all, but registration is required. People can sign up to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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