When seniors become “Fixated” on one thing…


During a recent visit back home, my siblings and I took 96-year-old mom to Panera’s for lunch.

Mom always orders a chicken salad sandwich and a cinnamon roll. (LOL regarding the
cinnamon roll.)

After about 15 minutes she asked if anyone would like some of her sandwich. We all said

Well, after the fifth time someone says, “Stop asking! No one wants any of your food!”
My mom gave a surprised look that also let us know she was confused by the insinuation
that she asked previously.

Then, for some reason it hit me…she wasn’t hungry anymore and was fixated on the food
being wasted that was sitting on her plate.

I got up and retrieved a to-go box.

When I returned, I asked if she was done eating and if she wanted to take the rest home. After packaging the leftovers, I moved her plate off the table so she would not see it and revert back to the leftover food fixation.

“I love you,” she said as I sat down. “I love you too, mom.”

Whether you are just thinking about taking care of your senior or you are already starting to worry about them, or you are in the middle of a crisis, you have got to know the SIX PRINCIPLES OF SENIOR CARE in order to be ready for what is coming your way.

When I heard this story, I knew exactly what the problem was. Sixteen years of working with caregivers and their seniors gave me the insight I now pass on to you.


Know what senior care looks like and recognize it in all different situations, how to handle it, and be well on your way to confidence.

About the Author

Do you feel frustrated with your medical care? Do doctors spend 5 minutes with you, push you out of the office, with you wondering what's going to happen? Does your insurance deny paying? You're not alone. I'm frustrated, too. This is a growing trend in healthcare. Having seen pre-insurance medicine (yes, my dad was an old country doctor), I grew up watching him spend time with his patients, giving them the best care he had to offer. I saw families trust him to help them through hospitalizations and the next crisis. As a patient advocate, my job is to see that you get the right diagnosis, the right treatment plans, and the right supplies and education to make good decisions about your health. More importantly, I will teach you the tricks of the healthcare trade. We need more healthcare consumer protection, especially for chronic illnesses like diabetes. This is what I am passionate about. I make it happen every day with thousands of patients who now know what I know about beating the healthcare system and getting the best patient care...Patient Best.

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