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There are advantages as to why our parents should establish binding estate plans; yet statistics confirm that many people don’t bother to do so. One assumption is that estate planning is only a concern of the wealthy.  Also, married people

People with dementia who are also experiencing alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a very challenging situation for family members to manage. Alcoholism speeds the decline in the skills needed for independent living, worsens behavioural problems, and raises concerns of safety

Warning! Do NOT bring up sensitive eldercare topics (like giving up the car keys and moving out of the family home) during family holiday visits. Without proper preparation, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends of your parents can and will turn

The following are a number of questions to be used as a working outline in maneuvering through these scenarios. Each requires input and shared conversation with a guide or mentor to monitor and direct the conversations and the powerful emotions they

Good for you. You were brave enough to get tested, and your courage will pay off bigtime. Not only will you be able to stay in control of your decision-making process, you will also be minimizing risk of accidents to

I have been a geriatric mental health clinician since 2010. One of the most complex and perplexing conditions that I have seen in those 65 and older is delirium and it's confusion. Of the troubling “3Ds” (Delirium, Depression and Dementia)

Buttoning a blouse, pulling a sweater over my head, tying my shoes, and zipping up my jacket -- I go through these simple, everyday tasks of getting dressed in the morning without giving them much thought. All I need is

Making pasta sauce from scratch is not something I do often because the cooking process alone can take almost an entire day. Grocery shopping for ingredients is also a labor of love. Are the tomatoes ripe and tasty? Is the

33% of the elderly population (aged 75-85) takes 5 or more prescription pills a day.  That is in addition to any over-the-counter medication the individual may be taking.  All of this can add up to a potentially dangerous situation requiring

“What I fear the most – what really terrifies me – is being short of breath and not being able to swallow.” So said the husband of his dying wife. This is terrifying to me, too, so I listened closely to