“If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” is a gem of advice attributed to Benjamin Franklin. I was thinking about that adage recently during a conversation about eldercare. At Daystar Retirement Village, it’s part of our job to anticipate future needs and be ready for them, but we talk to family members all the time who feel unprepared for what they are facing.
Talk to anyone over the age of 50 these days and it’s just about guaranteed that someone in their extended family is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Every day, it seems, there’s a story about Alzheimer’s research, saying they are getting closer, but still no cure.