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When Families Need an Advocate

When Families Need an Advocate

It was a shock when Michelle got the phone call from the hospital one afternoon. Her father had tripped on the sidewalk and broken his hip. A neighbor saw what happened, ran outside to help, and had called 911.

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Coming Home for the Holidays to Find Things Have Changed

Coming Home for the Holidays to Find Things Have Changed

She opens the door and asks, “Why did you come a day early?” You are confused. You told her you were coming today when you spoke on the phone over the weekend. “Mom, we’re here for the holiday and I told you we were coming.” She replies, “Yes, you told me you were coming tomorrow.” Your concern is increasing.

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Person-Centered Care Begins With a Story

Person-Centered Care Begins With a Story

Please enjoy this guest blog from Jay Newton-Small with MemoryWell. My father was a brilliant man. He had a 40-year career as a diplomat with the United Nations, working on five continents. But in the last few years of his life, he wouldn’t have been able...

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Undue Influence: Protecting Seniors From Scammers

Undue Influence: Protecting Seniors From Scammers

While people of all ages have fallen victim to scam artists, seniors may be especially vulnerable. Loneliness and dementia may cause serious lapses in judgment. The need to feel useful and a contributing member of society can also overcome a healthy skepticism, especially when it comes to “charities” who pull at the heartstrings to solicit money.

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Seeing Clearly For The New Year

Seeing Clearly For The New Year

Vision is important for depth perception and walking safely, watching facial expressions, enjoying clarity and the nuances of people, and scenery around us. Poor vision creates a basic safety risk. For instance, not noticing moldy food, slippery floors, and sharp objects can result in illnesses and injuries.

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