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Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability is an Emerging Public Health & Safety Issue

The Annals of Internal Medicine reported on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability: An Emerging Public Health Issue back in 2015. They define “AAFV as a pattern of financial behavior that places an older adult at substantial risk for a considerable loss of resources, such that dramatic changes in quality of life would result, and that is inconsistent with previous […]

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

For those of us caring for loved ones with dementia, we are often fighting a battle to honor their wishes and ensure the best life they can lead. My mother started joking about how we should take her out in my early 20s. I lived near my parents and saw them two and three times […]

When we can’t find the right words …

When we can’t find the right words …

Yesterday was my son’s college graduation. As I drove up, I struggled to shake the feeling of loss that swept over me as I faced another big event without my parents. Since they both battled different forms of dementia, it is a blessing they are no longer on this earth, but how I miss them […]

Lying to the ones we love.

Lying to the ones we love.

I finally learned that my honesty was hurting my Mother with Dementia. Here are two things every family caregiver should know.

Working in Tandem as Dementia Progresses

Working in Tandem as Dementia Progresses

Small changes you make can mean a lot for you and your loved ones.

It’s time to show up and fight back against Elder Fraud

It’s time to show up and fight back against Elder Fraud

It’s time we prioritized fighting back against those individuals that prey on older adults.

My Mom Hated the Hospital

My Mom Hated the Hospital

It took me nearly two decades to realize how much my mom hated the hospital. DOH!