Lynn Ivey | Profile - AgingCare.com

Lynn Ivey left her banking career to care for her mother with dementia. Adult day care became a critical component for her mother, providing social stimulation and medical supervision, while enabling her to continue living at home.

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Adult day care provides social activities, meals and supervision for elderly parents and helps caregivers when they need a break.

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There are several tactics caregivers can use to get their elderly parents to accept adult day care for day time care. Also, ask the staff at adult day care for suggestions.

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Some adult day care centers accept patients with mobility problems, such as hip replacements.

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Many adult day care centers will let elderly people, including those with dementia, stay overnight for a week while you go on vacation.

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Staying with your mom for a while the first time you drop her off at adult day care is a good idea and might help ease the transition.

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Adult day care staff members are trained to handle dementia behaviors, including: anxiety, hallucinations, wandering and aggression.