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Alzheimer's Association - national voluntary organization dedicated to researching the prevention, cures, and treatments of Alzheimer's Disease. Includes information about the disease and available services. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support - online education, support, and resources for caregivers. Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins - dedicated to researching the biological basis…
Mikol Davis
July 19, 2022
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Would You Immediately Recognize These Elder Abuse Hidden Scams?

Most days at I get a call from an adult child of an elder, asking me about shady dealings over a parent’s finances. Sometimes it’s the niece, grandson, or other family member the caller is worried about. Sometimes it’s the caller’s sibling whose actions are in question. And all the…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 3, 2014
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5 Success Tips In Caring For Difficult Parents

First, we do have to put ourselves first sometimes.  What's best for us, best for our own families and our own peace of mind must be a serious consideration.  Sacrificing our sanity for the sake of caregiving is not the best choice. Delegate and find others to help if having…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 22, 2014
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3 Brothers Battle Over Mom's Care and How to Pay for It: Is There A Solution?

This is a real situation, all too common. Three brothers are engaged in pitched battle over their mother's care and how to pay for it.  Mom is severely demented and can't care for herself independently. She had long term care insurance, but she has almost exhausted that benefit.  Her only…
Mikol Davis
April 15, 2014
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Swiss Daughter Sends Elderly Mother To Thailand For Care

Hello again,  Carolyn here.  Just wanted you to hear about this shocking story. An article in the BBC news, Exporting Grandma to care homes abroad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325, describes how a middle aged daughter in Switzerland chose to send her 91 year old mother with dementia to a care home in Thailand, where quality…
Mikol Davis
March 19, 2014
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Six Tips To Help You Cope When Your Loved One Is Hospitalized

The recent hospitalization of my 63 year old brother was a sudden reminder of how overwhelming it can be for any  visitor who steps inside the hospital doors. Many of us have aging parents or other elderly relatives. Some are living independently and some have help. What they all have in common is…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 19, 2013