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  • Where There is a Will You Still Need an Advance Directive

    About 50% to 70% of Americans will die without a will.  So, you can imagine that the percentage without a “living will” or other type of “advance directive” is even larger.  I attended a program last month in which...

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  • Becoming Educated about Elder Resources

    Making decisions on behalf of a loved one is not always easy.  Yet the challenge can be eased with information.  The most common questions I get as a geriatric care manager revolve around: 1. What should a caregiver do to...

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  • You Can Plan for Unexpected Geriatric Care Needs

    It isn’t always a surprise or a “bolt out of the blue”. It can be a gradual awareness that “things aren’t quite right” or “something is off” with your older loved one. Trust your instincts. Follow the “little voice”...

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  • Geriatric Care and Managing Drug Store Meds

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is everywhere within mainstream medicine these days.  It is used by itself for fever or pain as well as in combination with other medicines for flu, moderate to severe pain, cold symptoms or insomnia.  But acetaminophen and...

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  • Alzheimer’s as a Woman’s Disease?

    I talked about Alzheimer’s disease in my last posting.  Maria Shriver, the First Lady of California has experienced Alzheimer’s close up with her father, and she worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Foundation to produce an important report.  With the release...

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  • Maximizing Well-Being for Everyone

    Independence is as much about the caregiver as it is the older adult or special needs individual who receives the care.   The principal goal of a Geriatric Care Manager is to optimize independence for seniors or others with special needs...

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  • Is it Forgetfulness or is it Alzheimer’s?

    I have not taken a real opinion poll, but from feedback I get as a geriatric care manager from my clients what scares them most is not the prospect of dying.  It is the prospect of losing their mental abilities.  Alzheimer’s disease...

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  • A Radio Talk with Aging Info Radio

    Earlier this month I had a chance to talk about some of the questions I most often get asked as a geriatric care manager.  In Chicago, there is a radio talk show on Chicago senior care and other topics that...

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