Month: February 2015

How to recognize signs of elder abuse and what to do about it

February 26th, 2015

It is not always easy to recognize elder abuse, particularly if you are the victim. Yet elder abuse is, unfortunately, prevalent in our society. The good news is that there is increased awareness with respect to the existence of elder …

How to keep seniors safe at home

February 19th, 2015

It is very scary to know that our parents are living alone in their home as they begin to lose physical and cognitive functioning. We want to respect their decision to remain autonomous at home for as long as possible …

How to make long distance caregiving work

February 12th, 2015

As our parents age, it becomes harder and harder to feel secure that they are safe and healthy in their home. This becomes even more difficult if we do not live nearby and are unable to “pop in” to make …

How to age in “connection” and not in “isolation”

February 10th, 2015

If we want to prevent aging in isolation, we MUST take steps now to encourage open family communication. Sit down with your parents and your children and talk about your values, your experiences, and your wishes for how you will …

Global News TV segment – Four steps to facilitate conversations with aging relatives – CARE

February 2nd, 2015

I am proud to say that I was on Global TV on January 14, 2015 sharing “4 steps to facilitate conversations with aging relatives using CARE.” It played live but due to a technical problem there is no clean video …

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