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The Tyranny of Fragility

June 27, 2012
Logically it seemed so simple. Mom lived alone. She will be 84 on her next birthday and is less and less able to look after her home both physically and em
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Love at Any Age? Grandmother Married at 85…

July 9, 2012
Love, affection, companionship, friendship—call it what you will, but it is something that makes life full and special at any age. But getting married late
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Should The Elderly Be Allowed To Drive?

July 16, 2012
In the next 15-20 years, the number of elderly individuals will more than triple in the United States. That’s right... the number of people over the age o
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Think Twice About Giving Elders Nutrition Drinks or Shakes

July 23, 2012
The elderly often loose interest in eating or are unable to eat as they always did. Should they be given a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals t
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Grandma Knows Best

August 8, 2012
In our rapidly changing world, where knowledge doubles every 7 years, we are often reluctant to look back to solutions from the past, thinking them outdated
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Caregivers of the Elderly Beware!

August 15, 2012
It is a complicated and sometimes worrisome responsibility to be the provider of care for your senior. Besides the obvious need to provide safe accommodati
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The Sandwich Generation--Trite but True!

August 23, 2012
An expressive but rather unsavoury metaphor to describe those in the unenviable position of having the complex job of raising children still at home and car
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Angels Among Us

August 30, 2012
For many of us, and there are a lot of us, who have needed help caring for the elders in our lives, we long to meet that special person who will support us
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Tough Decision- Significant Consequences!

September 6, 2012
The quest to find just the right caregiver for your elder: it is a tough decision and can have a wide range of outcomes. Good outcomes can be the result of
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The Toll of Caregiving

September 26, 2012
What we would like to do for our seniors and what we are able to do on a long term basis are often two very different realities. What is very important is
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