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Lost Control

When I was little, my mother would make excuses for the A’s on my report card as though I hadn’t earned them. I explained to a friend not long ago that because of this, after third grade I stopped showing the grade report to my mother. Being a mother herself, this appalled my friend. “Didn’t she ask to see it?” she asked. “No,” I said. “I just didn’t tell her when we got our report cards. Since a parent had to sign it through sixth grade, I would ask my father to do it. He gave my sisters and me … [Read More...]

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8,760 Hours – What Will You DO With Them This Year?

How many times in 2016 did you find yourself saying “I don’t have time” … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

  Bullet Journaling has been a hot trend for a little while in … [Read More...]

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Building a Support Network for Your Aging Loved Ones

   Caregiving is a job best done when people are proactive in their … [Read More...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

I recently completed a “Savvy Caregiver” class offer by Alzheimer’s Orange … [Read More...]

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Lost Control

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How to Assess if the Seniors in Your Life Should Stop Driving

My father was in his eighties and still driving. I had driven with him and … [Read More...]

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How I Cracked the Case to Explain my Husband’s Hallucinations and Delusions

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Warning About Dementia Drug Aricept

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DisputeBills – Save Money With a Service That Finds Errors in Medical Bills

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Life Settlements – A Powerful Tool for Caregivers

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The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don't have one.  It's one of those … [Read More...]

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Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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