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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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Make It Easier For Your Adult Children: A New Year’s Resolution

Only about 25% of older adults have taken the time to think about what would happen if they became incapacitated, and have filled out a healthcare directive. This seems pretty unfair to their adult children. Why put the burden on the kids? Each person has the right to decide what…
Mikol Davis
December 7, 2013
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Coping With Difficult Family And Aging Parents At Holidays: 4 Tips From Dr. Davis

Does your family have difficult people in it that you aren't so sure you want to see this season?  Or are your aging parents a problem for you at this time of the year?  Some elderly people can get grouchy, irritable and unpleasant over the stress of a family gathering.  And  you may…
Mikol Davis
November 27, 2013
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Healthy Aging and My Inspiration From a 79 Year Old

Hello, again. Carolyn here.  If you're like I am, you don't just want to live longer, you want longevity and good health.  So, how do we get there? We all hear the advice about eating right and getting more exercise.  OK, so what does that mean for you personally? What are you…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 21, 2013
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3 Critical Things Left Out Of The Health Care Reform Debate

The political battle on health care reform rages on. But the debate totally misses some important features of the Affordable Care Act that directly affect elders. Maybe people who oppose the Supreme Court decision don't want to look as if they are against elders so they avoid discussing a number…
Mikol Davis
July 5, 2012