Category Archives: illness

Choices

By Victor Montour Today I want to talk about choices. Life is all about choices, most of the time we all make good choices. Then we have moments in life we think we are making good choices but in fact … Continue reading

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Communication and Alzheimer’s/Dementia

One of the most difficult things for families and care giver’s is the change in communication that comes with the progression of Alzheimer’s/Dementia (A/D). Persons with A/D are no longer able to perceive the world as we see it, yet … Continue reading

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Contented Dementia

By: Cyndy Luzinski first published 12/22/16, revised 6/1/2017 Dad was a brilliant researcher and fisherman, but he was an even better father.  So, when he shared his concern with me several years ago that his thinking was foggy, I started to … Continue reading

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Healthcare Proxy‐by‐Statute

In Colorado, no one is given automatic authority in decision making for another adult, and healthcare providers cannot simply make decisions for individuals except in an emergency. “Next of kin,” spouses, adult children, or other relatives are not authorized decision … Continue reading

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How to Select a Healthcare Agent or Proxy

When you decide to pick someone to speak for you in a medical crisis, in case you are not able to speak for yourself, there are several things to think about. Below is a list of suggested items to review … Continue reading

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA)

Please be aware that what follows is just information, not advice. Every situation is different. If you have questions about your particular situation, please speak to an appropriate qualified healthcare or legal professional. More information about advance directive documents and … Continue reading

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What is the Norovirus?

What is the Norovirus? By Victor Montour The Norovirus is a very contagious virus you can get from an infected person, contaminated food, water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The norovirus can cause your stomach, intestines or both to get … Continue reading

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