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How to Help Your Aging Parent Travel Safely to That Special Family Event

It’s that time of year when weekend calendars are jammed with graduations, weddings, award celebrations and other special family get-togethers. You want to include your aging parent in the festivities. But what happens when Mom or Dad lives farther away … Continue reading

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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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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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Affordable Assistive Technology Is Alive and Well in Massachusetts: How to Get What You Need

Smart phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers—these digital devices have become so much a part of our home and work environments that any form of communication other than electronic texts, emails, videos, social media sharing (phone calls? hand-written notes? snail mail … Continue reading

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