Is Your Loved One Handling Medications the Right Way?

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Did you know that senior citizens are prescribed an average of 7 (yes, 7) medications to take every day? That’s a lot of information because you know that timing can be as important as dosage. Add to that the instructions that can go with each drug – take on an empty stomach, take with a […]

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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

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A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn’t the house traditionally her domain? Well, maybe yes – and maybe no. Everyone who lives […]

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We Appreciate You, Dad!

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In talking about fathers, Margaret Truman, author and daughter of President Harry Truman, once said, “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him – or leave him for your own home – it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” Many of us probably feel this way […]

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Do You Have A Circle of Support?

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You might think I am talking about a network of friends who would be willing to jump in to pick up your kids if you’re running late or neighbors who knock at your door with a casserole when your husband has surgery and you are juggling everything by yourself. Those are wonderful resources for every […]

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Who are the Men You Admire and Appreciate?

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Male role models are abundant, aren’t they? A couple that come to mind include John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Not so sure about the politicians and athletes of today qualifying as role models, but I will admit to looking up to Peyton Manning. None of these men were perfect, nor were they readily accessible in […]

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Can You Get a New View of Aging?

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I’m sure you have heard statements about 70 being the “new 50” and all the things that boomers are STILL doing at their “advanced” ages. I know I have. But it brings up a very fundamental question for me. Why do we put people in boxes and have certain expectations for people relating to age? […]

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Thanks, Mom, for Your Love and Support

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George Washington once said, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother, I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” All of us owe a lot to our mothers and the mother-like figures in our lives. […]

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What’s the BEST Gift for Your Aging Loved Ones? (It starts with a C)

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There’s always a gift-giving occasion right around the corner. It could be a birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas or just an I love you, Mom, kind of day, when you feel the need to give something – almost anything – as a token of the appreciation and love you have for Mom. But there’s a catch […]

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Who Are the Women That Influenced Your Life?

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What – or really, who – do you think of when someone asks about the women who you have admired or greatly respected in your life? Do you immediately think of the celebrities like actresses and singers such as Elizabeth Taylor or Barbara Streisand? Or do you think of women who have been in the […]

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2 Things to Think About When You Talk to Your Aging Parents

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For some reason lately I have heard a spate of statements like: “She won’t listen to me.” “He’s so stubborn. Even if it makes his life better – and healthier – he still won’t do what I tell him.” “My mom just refuses to let me help. She says she is capable of doing everything […]

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