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What is an advance directive and why should you have one?

A woman and her father about twenty five years ago

This is one of my favorite pictures my dad and me. We were both so young! It’s safe to say that I’m older now than he was in that picture. I know they’re clichés but time does fly — in the blink of an eye. My dad passed away in 2009. He had a lot … Read moreWhat is an advance directive and why should you have one?

COVID-19 Anxiety in Seniors and Alzheimer’s Patients: A Caretaker’s Guide

A mother and daughter

There probably isn’t a person on this planet whose life hasn’t been severely impacted by the startling reality of COVID-19 and the anxiety that accompanies it. Our thoughts do not often stray far from health and financial concerns, as well as the struggle to procure items like basic foods, toilet paper, sanitizer, and the other necessities required to navigate this trying period of our lives.

The Ups and Downs of Too Much Sugar

Two spoonfuls of sugar
Diane's mother enjoying some chocolate pudding
Beverly enjoying her chocolate pudding

My mother Beverly loves her sweets, especially chocolate. When I was growing up, she wouldn’t buy just one candy bar, she’d buy the whole box and she wasn’t one for sharing. You see, it was bad for our health. But for her, it was salvation at the end of a weary day dealing with eight darling children. 

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How to respond when someone with dementia begs to go home

An older couple, man kissing woman on cheek

It was heartbreaking. The moment he saw his wife, John would begin pleading with her to take him home. He had dementia and was living in a memory care facility. His wife visited him every single day. Listening to his repeated pleas to go home left her feeling guilt-ridden and exhausted.

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