Month: July 2014

Financial costs of aging and caregiving – the hidden and not-so-hidden aspects of care

July 29th, 2014

I was happy to come across a post in the New York Times which discusses the loss of retirement income for caregivers.  It was wonderful to learn that a Representative of New York State is calling upon lawmakers to address …

Five essential questions to ask your aging parent

July 25th, 2014

An article was posted on the Globe and Mail website encouraging adult children to initiate conversations with their adult parents related to finances.  In my experience, most families avoid these intimate discussions for fear of offending their parents or due …

Working and caregiving – Yes! These can go hand in hand

July 24th, 2014

I read an article on the Harvard Business Review blog which confirmed and reinforced everything that I (and thousands of others) having been saying for years.  Caregivers will miss work, retire early, have more health problems, and require assistance and …

Planning for Hope: Living with Frontotemporal Disease, a 1-hr documentary film

July 22nd, 2014

I came across this one hour documentary which takes its viewers through the experiences of several individuals and how FTD emerged and progressed.  It was heart wrenching at times.  You will hear personal accounts from those suffering from FTD and …

Everything you wanted to know about Alzheimer’s Disease – 2013-2014 report released

July 7th, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center just released their 2013-2014 research report entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges”.  I suggest you go to this site and bookmark it for future reference.  The layout of the information is …

Tips to help a long-distance caregiver

July 7th, 2014

A long distance caregiver faces so many challenges. Something as simple as a time zone difference can make organization of appointments difficult. Long distance caregivers often wonder how their loved one’s health is and they must rely on the self-reporting …

Aging is not done in isolation – We age as a family team

July 4th, 2014

“My mom is getting older.” “My dad is losing his memory.” “My grandmother is no longer able to drive safely.” All of these statements are about one person, a mother, a father, a grandmother. This is how our society describes …

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