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If Your Aging Parent Refuses Help, You’re Not Alone

It’s one of the most challenging aspects of caring for aging parents: they refuse your help when they actually need it. You can see that your mother is no longer able to manage cooking safely, but she adamantly denies it. … Continue reading

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When Elders Neglect Their Own Care: What You Should Know About Risks and Warning Signs

The stories are shocking and tragic: A couple, both suffering from dementia, surviving on Pepsi and granola bars in a home so full of junk that it was difficult for them to walk safely. The husband had once been competent … Continue reading

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When Is It Okay to Lie to Your Aging Parents?

Let’s face it. We all struggle with telling the truth all of the time. There are those awkward moments when your best friend asks if you like her new, loud dress and you don’t want to hurt her feelings, or … Continue reading

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DFA Fall 2013 Update: Debbie Fins Elected to NAPGCM Board of Directors

An active member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) at both the regional and national level, Debbie Fins, LICSW, CMC, was recently elected to NAPGCM’s national Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning January 1, … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Fall Medicare “Open Enrollment” v. Obamacare

It’s that time of year for Medicare’s annual “open enrollment” period, running from October 15th to December 7th. It’s also the first-ever enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare. Although the two programs … Continue reading

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