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  • Four Things to Know About Medicare Drug Coverage

    No surprise to anyone with a medical condition that drug prices continue to soar even during this past decade of near zero inflation.  If you have a loved one 65 years of age and older, you need to know...

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  • Talk About Difficult

    It ended with almost uncontrollable laughing.  That’s how one of our team describes his conversation with his mother about making her funeral plans one day not long ago.  Yes, you heard that right…they talked about her memorial service and...

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  • A Definitive Answer on Alcohol and Aging

    In the spirit of total transparency, the definitive answer to this question is still a work in progress.  There is a new study that will soon be hitting the press…but it is funded in no small part by companies...

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  • It’s Not About Fat – It’s About Health

    Excess weight is not healthy and obesity definitely is not healthy, right? When it comes to your older parent or loved one, the answer is a bit more ambiguous.  Picture you have been going to the physician with your...

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  • Singing a Breath of Fresh Air – Interview

    We had significant enough response from a recent post (“Singing is a Breath of Fresh Air for Caregivers”) that we thought it important to provide readers with more information. CCM caught up with Jonathan Miller, who conducts Encore Illinois, a...

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  • Making Home a Better Fit

    I started in my last post talking about older loved ones and “aging in place.”  That first post was about the aging part and Activities of Daily Living.  In this installment, I have a tip on how to assess...

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  • When Home Sweet Home Isn’t – part 1

    I have written about “aging in place” a number of times in the past, and that really is an apt way to frame the conversation that many of us who are caregivers will have with our aging loved ones. ...

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  • Singing is a Breath of Fresh Air for Caregivers

    Associate Care Manager Gregory is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) whose work focuses on helping aging adults and folks with limited independence by providing resources and support to help them discover and lead their best...

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