Adaptive clothing improves life for caregivers and care partners

Caregivers, adaptive clothing for aging loved ones will make your and your care partner’s lives easier. You may think that suggesting an adult bib might embarrass your loved one. Instead, think about a bib as a tool to help keep favorite blouses or shirts stain-free. Buttoning” your own shirt is now possible again for those […]

Stroke warning signs: live prepared

Stroke warning signs, can you quickly and easily name them? The National Stroke Association suggests using the term FAST to help you recognize common stroke warning signs. F for face A for arms S for speech difficulty T for time It is critically important to call 911 so that you can get to a hospital and […]

Same day medical procedures

Same day medical procedures that require support from a care partner or a friend can be a challenge to organize and schedule. Have you or your loved ones been postponing a same day medical procedure (cataracts, endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc.) because you need someone to accompany you, wait for you throughout the procedure (required by physician) and […]

Childless boomer in search of circle of care

Childless boomer is a term coined by the aging professional community. A childless boomer is defined as someone who reaches old age with no family or friends left that can provide care for him/her. A shortage of caregivers in our aging society is already a serious issue and is projected to worsen. Baby boomers need […]

Household monthly bills

When did managing the household monthly bills become so burdensome to my mom? For 50+ years Mom ran the household, an early version of “Momager”. Recently though, as the macular degeneration continues to weaken Mom’s vision, her daily chores take longer and her patience is short. When I visit I see the mail stacked up on […]

Adult children home for the holidays

Adult children home for the holidays, like me, are back to our own daily routines with new worries and concerns. It was fun to see brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, Mom and Dad BUT. It was disconcerting to see how much older our parents seem this year. Their house, OMG, well – you can tell that […]

Parkinson’s Disease Facts

Chances are that you know someone living with Parkinson’s Disease. I have a close neighbor living with Parkinson’s. In our care management practice we work with several clients and their families living with this diagnosis and the exhausting symptoms that come and go and come again. We know that people with Parkinson’s struggle with maintaining balance and they […]

Social Security 2017

Social Security benefits for more than 60 million recipients will go up next year by a mere 0.3 percent, the Social Security Administration announced Tuesday.

Dear dementia, what we need now

Dear dementia, today I add to my list of things that care partners (caregivers + people with dementia) need right now. It has been less than one month since I pressed my first list. Long story short, we need to improve the medical appointment experience for healthcare providers and their patients with dementia. In the spirit of relentlessly pursuing improved […]

5 things caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia need right now

Last Friday, mid-morning, I took a client to a department store and to lunch. My client lives in a memory care facility. She has dementia. She also is an 80 year retired English Literature professor, a mom, an aunt, a sister, a friend. She had a career before career women were common. My client likes […]