When seniors become “Fixated” on one thing…

Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA / January 11, 2022

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.

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Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA

I know exactly what it's like to feel like you just can't keep up. Working a full-time job, raising 3 children as a single mom, and taking care of her aging mother. But after feeling lost, overwhelmed, and guilty for spreading herself too thin, I saw all her patients and their caregivers going through the same thing. I learned how to put simple systems in place to keep my life free from distractions, find free time to do the things I wanted, and enjoy my family along the way. These simple step-by-step solutions have been shared with my patients, friends, and family. They too have found organization, confidence, peace, and freedom. Now we all live the life we love while caregiving! Come join us!

Hi I'm Suzanne

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