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There is no doubt a good night’s sleep is beneficial for the body — it’s how we restore our energy levels and reset our minds for the next day. When we don’t get enough truly restful sleep, our mood as

Home care is now needed – for you or someone you could care for – and you have decided to contact a local agency rather than hire someone yourself. Daily tasks like shopping for groceries, cooking, bathing, laundry, and keeping

Every 11 seconds, a senior American needs treatment in the emergency room for a fall. More worrying is that every 19 minutes, a senior will die as the result of a fall. While this can be life changing for some people,

I have had some interesting experiences in my years speaking about Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive change. One thing that has surprised me is that the articles written about me—or those that quote me—can generate a very strong and

I recently faced the massive task of closing an office and relocating my consulting and writing business to a much smaller location. There were stacks of books and files, office supplies, furniture, and intricate electronics to move and re-connect, and

In my blog, Caught off Guard? Suddenly You’re a Caregiver: 5 Things To Do Right Now, you learned that you will be making decisions under a great deal of pressure and with limited knowledge of guaranteed outcomes. That’s normal and

Out of nowhere comes an emergency phone call: Come quick. Mom fell. Now you are the one who is thrown off balance. Unquestionably the emotional climate surrounding an eldercare emergency is highly charged. Right? You are the suddenly appointed family

When I walked into parents apartment, she was sitting on the sofa with a bag of ice on her arm. She stopped me dead in my tracks, and said, “Aren’t you going to feel sorry for me?” I quickly tried

We all know death will win in the end. Yet, talking about death rarely happens. “The simple view is that medicine exists to fight death and disease, and that is, of course, its most basic task. Death is the enemy. But

Most of the time when I speak to my friends, family or colleagues and ask them how they are doing, there is a standard and quick “Good, thanks.” But when we take a moment to really talk about life, I