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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Caring for Those with Dementia

My sister and I first thought the changes with Mom were part of the aging process. My mom would be forgetful of items like keys and dates of appointments. However, when we recently visited we realized that attention to her

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Making the Best of Short-Term Rehabilitation

My mother is scheduled for surgery at the middle of next month. She has a degenerative knee disorder and is showing signs of forgetfulness. My husband and I realize that we cannot give her the care that she needs for

What to do When Longevity Results in Depletion of Resources

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When retirement resources run out prematurely, you can start seeking out alternate ways to fund care. Although the best place to start is state-run funding programs, like Medicaid, it can be difficult to navigate the eligibility requirements and application process

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Engaging Seniors in Life-Enriching Activities

  I have been the primary caregiver for my ailing mother for the past two years. My father passed a few years back. My husband, my teenage daughter and I recently moved Mom into my home as early signs of