Reporting John McDevitt
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By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Would you know what to look out for if your parents are starting to develop cognitive impairment?
That subject, as well as other aging-related concerns, will be addressed later this month during a free seminar in Center City, Philadelphia.
Jennifer Quinones is the Administrator of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at The Watermark at Logan Square, which is a continuing care retirement community. She says there are key warning signs of memory loss.
“Their normal routine, the things that they’ve done on a daily basis that was very important to their parent, all of a sudden they are just not doing it.”
Quinones says some examples include not taking medications, missing appointments, keeping expired food and even an out-of-the-norm messy kitchen.
“There’s no place like mom’s house for meals and now all of a sudden you are seeing pots are burned on the bottom and dishes are piling up,” she said.
What to do in these instances will be discussed at the Seminar for Adult Children Coping With Elder Care.
The seminar begins at 4:30 p.m. on October 30th at the Watermark at Logan Square.
You’ll need to register because seating is limited.
For more information, call 215-240-8915 or visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/logansquare.