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Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Difficult Favor

Twice in the same day I found myself having a conversation with someone about the importance of having a living will and how grateful they were that their family members had prepared a living will. In general, a living will … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregivers

I attended a breakfast sponsored by my local Alzheimer’s Association last week.  At the breakfast, we heard that there are approximately 196,000 families affected by Alzheimer’s disease just in my local Alzheimer’s Association service area.   That is 196,000 families with … Continue reading

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May is Older Americans Month

The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Age Strong! Live Long!” While you wonder if there is a card available for this occasion, and if there is, whether it is still considered sent on time as long as … Continue reading

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If I Need Long Term Care That Means I Am Going to the Nursing Home – Right?

There are many reasons people don’t want to think about the possibility they will need assistance with the activities of daily living as they age.  One reason is the mistaken belief that a decline in their abilities automatically means a … Continue reading

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