Category Archives: Elder Care Decisions

Speaking Up for Health Care Decisions

Whatever your faith, chances are you’re familiar with these famous words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There’s a time to be born; there’s a time to die. . . . There is a time to be silent. And there’s a … Continue reading

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When Caring for an Abusive Parent Means Sacrificing Your Own Well Being

Deciding how best to care for your aging parent depends on many factors—how close or far you live from each other; their and your financial resources; time; energy; your health; other demands of jobs and family; availability of other siblings, … Continue reading

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The Music of Our Lives Powers More than Just Memories

We all have them—those special memories, conjured by a song from the past. One chorus, and you’re back at that high school dance when you shared your first kiss, or with your best friends at summer camp, or on your … Continue reading

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Gone Missing: Tech Tools Locate a Loved One Who Wanders

Freedom to go where we want, when we want. It’s a deeply held American value, part of our cultural DNA. The iconic 1960s TV series, Route 66, about two young men coming of age as they drive cross-country in a … Continue reading

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How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the New York Times Crossword?

The onset of early dementia is not always obvious. Especially when your loved one is smart and can compensate for memory loss, or is clever and determined to hide symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether what seems “off” … Continue reading

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