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Most Living Wills Don’t Help You Plan for Dementia Care

Most Living Wills Don’t Help You Plan for Dementia Care, This One Does Posted On 12 Apr 2018 By : 
 We all know we’re supposed to have a living will so our doctors and families will know what type of care we want (and don’t want) if we can’t decide for ourselves. For about a third of us, though, dementia will present a problem a traditional living will can’t solve. That’s because most living wills — also known as advance directives — only take effect after a catastrophic sudden change in your cognitive abilities, like a serious accident or stroke.

Most Living Wills Don't Help You Plan for Dementia Care, This One Does

Dementia, however, affects decision-making in slower, more subtle ways, leaving patients competent to make simple choices but often overwhelmed by major decisions about treatment options.
A New Living Will for Dementia Care

(…) Each stage has four options for dementia care:

  1. To exclude the use of breathing machines and resuscitation.
  2. To prolong life as long as possible.
  3. To receive care only at home
  4. To receive palliative care only.
Developing a Health Directive for Dementia

(…) Gaster said age 65-70 is the ideal time to make your care choices, fill out the form and sign it.
(…) Gaster recommends the Alzheimer’s planning tools created by the Conversation Project,

Ways to Talk About Dementia Care Planning With Your Loved Ones

(…) talking about the possibility of dementia and planning for it can make the difference between a good end of life and one that’s unnecessarily painful and stressful for the whole family.
(…) thousands of people who’ve downloaded the dementia directive online.

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NATURE CENTER HOSTS JUNE EVENTS

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in June:

Nature’s Treasure Treks, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 29

Trekkers will use clues to search for nature’s treasures at each week’s themed hike.  This program is for young children and their families.  Register the Wednesday before each trek. The fee is $3 per person per trek.

 Composting Workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. June 16Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to maintain three types of composting bins.  The event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City Recycling Office. This program is free, and registration is not required.

Rain Barrel Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. June 16 Participants will build rain barrels to take home and learn the basics of rainwater harvesting.  Rain barrels must be transported from the park on the day of the workshop. The workshop is designed for adults, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  This workshop is partially funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and hosted by the City Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department. The registration deadline is June 8, and the fee is $35 per person (rain barrels are valued at $110).

 Frogs and Floats, 1 to 3 p.m. June 17, Frogs and Floats Spend the afternoon celebrating dads with frog catching, tadpole chasing, wetlands exploration and root beer floats.  Old shoes and clothes are encouraged.  Insect repellent is also recommended. The registration deadline is June 13, and the fee is $20 per family.

For more information or to register for programs and other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Posted On 31 Jan 2018 By : 

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Working on your family’s living legacy will not only provide your loved ones with a precious, tangible attachment to you after you are gone, but will also improve your level of happiness, life satisfaction and psychological well being.

Read our top six tips for preserving your living legacy:

1. Collect Family Recipes

2. Make an Audio or Video Recording

3. Make a Family Tree

4. Make a Family Time Capsule

5. Transcribe Favorite Memories

6. Sponsor a Park Bench or Tree

10 Facts About Senior Living

That Will Surprise You

10 Facts About Senior Living That Will Surprise You

 

Fact #1: “80 is the new 65.”

Fact #2: The need for diverse eldercare is skyrocketing.

Fact #3: The typical assisted living resident is an independent female.

Fact #4: Specialized eldercare is on the rise.

Fact #5: Skilled nursing facilities are the most expensive care option – and may not be sustainable.

Fact #6: Seniors and their families are not prepared for the costs of long-term care.

Fact #7: Community and home-based care are on the rise.

Fact #8: Owning your own home may not make the most financial sense.

Fact #9: Many seniors avoid advanced care planning.

Fact #10: Staying active is the best prevention, even if you’ve been inactive all your life.

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Free Jazz – Summer Concert Series

Free Summer Concert Series
Live jazz music will be in the air throughout the summer in Lincoln, Nebraska thanks to James Terry and JazzTime Smooth Radio. He was recently encouraged when Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April 2017 as Jazz Appreciation Month just as plans were finalized for two free community concert series.
For the third consecutive year, Downtown Lincoln Association will follow in the tradition of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s, Jazz in June series with Tower Jazz. Starting, July 11, at Tower Square, 13th and P Street, free jazz concerts will be played on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.
As part of the Lincoln Parks and Rec Department’s, Party in the Parks events, free concerts are also scheduled on Friday evenings from 7 – 9 pm, in July and August at Lincoln’s Union Plaza, located north of 21st and O Street. Partnering with Ryan Larsen, owner of Roots Music, the series will start on the First Friday, July 7 and run through August 25. Celebrating the diversity of the community a variety of music styles will be showcased.
ABOUT
James Terry provides the best in live jazz entertainment for local and regional events. He also owns JazzTime Smooth Radio, an internet radio station where jazz music can be enjoyed 24/7 at jazzztimessmoothradio.com. JazzTime Smooth Radio operates from the SCC Focus Suites, located at 285 South 68th Street Place in Lincoln.
For more information contact: James Terry/402-580-6983

Source: JazzTime Smooth Radio – index

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