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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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  • Elder Resources – Free Legal Advice

    I have been hearing that the web resources I have been offering in my postings have been informative and helpful.  I am regularly reminded that one of my principal roles as a geriatric care manager is to be a...

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  • If Not Home, Then What?

    In my last posting, I talked about how a caregiver can facilitate an older adult’s decision around when it is time to surrender driving their own car.  As I said in that blog, it is important as a caregiver...

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  • Who Owns the Decision?

    I have talked in some of the recent blogs about when decision-making may transfer to another person from an individual whose own faculties may be failing.  Such is the case with powers of attorney as well as guardianships.  There...

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