Category Archives: Elder Care Decisions

How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the New York Times Crossword?

The onset of early dementia is not always obvious. Especially when your loved one is smart and can compensate for memory loss, or is clever and determined to hide symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether what seems “off” … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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Riding the Health Care Rollercoaster: How to Keep Your Balance and Plan Ahead

As of last Friday, the GOP push to repeal and replace Obamacare (officially, the Affordable Care Act) died in the Senate when three Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona — joined … Continue reading

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On Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities

By now, we are all far too familiar with that ubiquitous announcement in airports and train stations: “If you see something, say something.” Of course, we’re all supposed to be on the lookout for suspicious, dangerous behaviors among our fellow … Continue reading

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Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth the Investment?

Getting older is an expensive proposition. With each decade, the risk of living with a chronic disease, some form of dementia, or other disabling condition, increases. Chances are that most of us will need some kind of assistance with daily … Continue reading

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