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The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Avoided – For Now – Part 1

It’s complicated. But, complicated or not, it’s going to affect everyone – especially Boomers and Seniors. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was actually passed by the Senate in 2013…at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. After speculation on

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Mom’s Ongoing Spiritual Journey – Part 2

Rose was not angry, impatient, or irate. She was grateful. Her family came to visit from a distance more than once. Each time she would rally for a period of time to see them, kiss them, smile, tell them all

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Mom’s Ongoing Spiritual Journey – Part 1

We are all born with a soul, and with a spirit. And I have learned, over time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but, rather, spiritual beings having a human experience. Rose Meister, my Mother-in-Law, had

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My Dad’s In a Nursing Home…And Constantly Losing His Glasses, Wallet, And Dentures. What Can We Do?

Well, the first thing I tell clients in this situation is to remember why he’s there in the first place – he may have memory problems. Then, I advise them to speak with the director of his unit, and find

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My Mother’s Medication is Having Negative Effects. How Can I Get The Nursing Home to Adjust It?

Negative reactions to medicines are common among my clients’ loved ones. And I always tell them to start by documenting what they’re seeing. How do these negative effects manifest themselves? How often? Under what conditions? Then make an appointment with

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The Nursing Home May Evict My Father, Because of Aggression. What Do I Do?

Occasionally I get a frantic call from a client in this situation. The first thing I tell them is that aggression is usually caused by agitation. And if you can control the agitation, you can control the aggression. I believe

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Are Group Homes With Four or Five People Appropriate for Alzheimer’s Patients?

First of all, it’s important to define exactly what we mean by “group homes.” Some states call them “boarding care homes,” instead. Some states require licenses. So, to start your search, call your state’s licensing department and ask if licensure

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