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  • Walking the Walk…. How I Finally Put My Money Where My Mouth Was.

    October 2, 2017
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    I have all kinds of advice for caregivers. My business is devoted to offering help and support for those who are caring for seniors. I am passionate about my business and have spent countless hours researching ways to improve these peoples’ lives. I believe that caring for a senior, especially one with whom you have



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  • Financial Caregiving?

    March 19, 2016
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    Q: What exactly is it? A: Well, just as it sounds, you are taking care of your senior’s finances. This usually involves any or all of the list below: Bill paying Savings deposits Insurance and benefit claims Investment decisions Taxes Any other financial issues that may arise for your senior.   Q: When should I



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  • The Greatest Gift

    November 25, 2015
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    Holidays are a time for gathering with the significant people in our lives. Usually this is family, many times extended family. If we are lucky, we spend the day or several days catching up on each other’s lives, talking about plans for the future, or reviewing lives that are drawing to a close. In talking



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  • Aging in community

    May 2, 2015
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    Aging in community is “aging in place” with the benefit of the feeling of connection to neighbors, friends and/or family. There is familiarity with surroundings, a feeling of independence, comfort, convenience and safety. Usually the community is one in which the senior has lived for many years or where family members and/or friends are close



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  • The Conversation: If Joan Rivers can do it, so can we!

    October 19, 2014
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    It may feel like we spend a lot of time talking about end of life planning. We are becoming a lot more open and realistic about our options and so are making better, more specific plans, right? Not really…. A new report called “Dying in America” was released by the Institute of Medicine in September



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  • Can hospitalization drive your elder crazy?

    June 25, 2013
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    ​Your parent is admitted to the hospital for a physical complaint. Suddenly he is disoriented, seeing things, combative and paranoid. What happened? Hospital delirium is a widespread condition that affects many elderly patients. For years it was ignored or misdiagnosed as dementia by the medical community. Recent studies, however, have shown that hospital delirium can



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  • Exercise and Our Elders

    June 4, 2013
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    A truly balanced lifestyle is one that combines good nutrition, regular physical activity and a healthy mental outlook. We try our best to maintain this balance through our lives even though for many of us it proves difficult. If we can make the effort, however, the pay off is great. Our mood is better, our



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  • May is Older Americans Month – How do you talk to someone with Alzheimer’s disease?

    May 24, 2013
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    A condition that affects over 5 million older people in general and 50% of people over age 85 is Alzheimer’s disease.  This is a disease that affects thinking, concentration, memory, mood and behavior. Eventually a person can lose the ability to perform basic daily activities. Probably the most frustrating aspect of dealing with someone with



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  • Why Are They So Grumpy?

    May 21, 2013
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    As it turns out, getting old is another developmental stage. Remember those stages, infancy, toddlerhood, pre-school, school-age, adolescence, and so on? The tasks of those developmental stages include, learning to trust, becoming independant, learning to take initiative, working to accomplish a task and identifying your role in life. End of life is a continuation of



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  • Watch Yourself!

    April 2, 2013
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    Watch yourself! I hung up the phone and whacked my planner shut.  I had just canceled a lunch with my best friend. There were just too many things I had to get done and something had to give somewhere.  I started to move on to the next thing when I decided to stop and pay attention to



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