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  • Tech Support for Caregivers

    Caregiving in this century is not just handholding; it combines the latest technologies with caring to allow virtually anyone to be virtually anywhere they are needed.  As a geriatric care manager I often am in the role of the “person...

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  • Take It To Heart – Chocolate That Is

    Okay, so it has been five days since you received that box of chocolates from your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.  And if you did not consume truly massive quantities of chocolate all at once, how do you feel?  The...

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  • How Do You Rate Nursing Homes?

    One of the most challenging conversations I help facilitate as a geriatric care manager is to address the prospect of nursing home care among elders and the family members who care for them.  Much of the discussion comes down...

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  • Obesity and Aging

    As a geriatric care manager, I speak with my older clients who wrestle with weight gain as much as anyone younger.  No surprise, obesity has become a recognized, global epidemic in the developed world, and it shows little sign...

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  • Saying Goodbye to a Loved One

    Elisabeth Kubler-Ross introduced her five steps of grieving for a loved one who has died four decades ago in her book On Death and Dying.  A couple of new authors, Barbara Okun and Joseph Nowinski, have revised these five...

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  • Finding Caregiver Resources

    In the past two postings I have been talking about the warning signs of caregiver burnout as well as what caregivers can do to care for themselves.  At the center of a lot of what can be done for...

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  • An Elder Resource for Caregivers

    One of my clients recommended a web resource recently, and I am so impressed by it that I am passing it on to you.  So often in the process of caring for an elder or other person with special...

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  • Changing Your Elder’s Mind – for the Better

    Dr. Oliver Sacks explains neuroplasticity in his editorial, “This Year, Change Your Mind,” in the New Year’s Day editorial page of the New York Times.  As a geriatric care manager, I have encountered clients whose injuries have induced deficits...

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