Dividing Elderly Care Costs Without Causing a War with the Family

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Do you remember how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Though the incredible importance of thinking of others’ feelings, and also being fair, was impressed upon us while very young, it may still be a hurdle to minimize sibling squabbles in terms of difficult decisions […]

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How to Handle a Parent with Dementia in Denial

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“How can you say I have Alzheimer’s disease? There is nothing wrong with me!” If you’ve ever heard a senior loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or a similar sentiment, it’s likely you have believed that individual was just in denial and not willing to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The truth […]

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Visiting with Aging Parents for the Holidays? Use This Checklist to Assess Their Safety Level.

Living across the country from family makes it challenging to visit our older loved ones as much as we’d wish, but when the holiday season arrives, families make an extra effort to spend time with each other – making it the ideal opportunity to appraise a senior loved one’s safety and wellbeing. There are many […]

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Have You Crossed the Line Between Senior Care and Senior Control?

Feeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Dads and moms thrive on ensuring their kids are surrounded inside the comfort of understanding their needs will be satisfied, providing the safety net that permits them the self-confidence to explore the world about them. Yet there comes a stage in all children’s lives when the […]

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How to Fight Medicare Denials to Get the Coverage a Senior Needs

Medicare coverage of medicines for seniors is often crucial, especially because on average, older adults take a shocking 15-18 prescription medications. And with an average price of over $11,000 annually for the most common drugs prescribed for the elderly, it could be debilitating when Medicare all of the sudden denies coverage. And yet, Medicare denials […]

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Traveling with an Older Adult? These Senior Travel Tips Can Help!

Summer vacations are so exciting! Checking items off of our bucket lists, leaving the worries of the everyday world behind, exploring new destinations. And experiencing the thrills with a senior loved one by your side makes it even better. There can be, however, certain considerations to keep in mind that might help lead the way […]

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Dealing with Dementia: 3 Easy Steps to Help Mom when She’s in Distress

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home; but what do you do when someone you love and care for insists on going home – when that person already IS home? Sadly, if you have a family member dealing with dementia, this discussion happens repeatedly. And the bewilderment and plaintive longing being expressed are […]

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This Cancer Treatment Might Treat Much More Than Cancer!

Leukemia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are all devastating diseases. What if there was one medication that could help treat all three? Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center are hopeful that nilotinib fits the bill. Currently approved to use as a cancer treatment in individuals with one type of leukemia, a small trial is creating great excitement […]

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