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Trying to Stay Connected with Someone with Dementia?

Trying to Stay Connected with Someone with Dementia?

Try the Phone. Maintaining some semblance of personal connection with your loved one with dementia is vitally important. Witnessing their descent …

The Most Powerful Force in Home Care: Learning Empathy

The Most Powerful Force in Home Care: Learning Empathy

When it comes to deciding caring for an aging loved one at home or putting them in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is easy to miss a …

Fathers of Children with Autism

Fathers of Children with Autism

My son Tariq stopped talking and started flapping in the spring of 1981. I have been living and learning about autism ever since. The lessons he …

Father’s Day For Kids Who Aren’t Loved ByTheir Father

Father’s Day For Kids Who Aren’t Loved ByTheir Father

Welcome to the reality that not all fathers want to love their children. Fatherly “love”, the emotional willingness and availability to …

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Divorce

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

June is a time of transitions and traditions. The flowers bloom and your children blossom – they go to proms, graduate high school or begin their new lives as adults by graduating college. The pleasure of watching …

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

At age 45, I find myself living in a small apartment with my two teenage boys and walking dogs for a living. It’s not what I expected when I graduated cum laude over twenty years ago from an Ivy League institution. …

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

This is only one of the accusations hurled at me by my teenage daughter in the early years of dating – my dating, that is. I “came out” and introduced someone to my kids after being separated from their father for …

Dealing with Shame and Rejection During Divorce

Dealing with Shame and Rejection During Divorce

Whether you proposed a divorce or were on the receiving end, or someplace in the middle, it is very likely that someone, if not many, may criticize you. This can be one of the most painful parts of divorce. When going …

The Devil in the Parenting Plan

The Devil in the Parenting Plan

Parents often try very hard in mediation to negotiate a fair parenting plan that acknowledges their children need both parents in their lives. But sometimes things go wrong in the execution. The devil in this case …

Navigating Life Amidst Uncertainty of Divorce

Navigating Life Amidst Uncertainty of Divorce

As a recently divorced mother of two, my life feels a bit disorienting. In going from “we” to “me,” I am realizing that not only has my relationship status changed, but so has every factor of my life: my living …

Health

Nutrition in Elder Care: Are Our Honored Elders Eating Well Enough?

Nutrition in Elder Care: Are Our Honored Elders Eating Well Enough?

It is not at all unusual to hear caretakers for the elderly mention that their patients are not eating enough, or are making very poor food choices. Unfortunately, we have this notion in America that as a person gets …

Talking to the Patient

Talking to the Patient

“Hey Doc! Talk to Me. I’m the Patient!” A few weeks ago, I accompanied my elderly friend Miriam to the hospital. She called me complaining of severe dizziness, nausea and feeling very unsteady. After …

Healthcare Uncertainty

Healthcare Uncertainty

Ever feel like you’re walking on eggshells, or feel like someone may rip the carpet right out from under your feet? Lots of times, right? Thousands of Americans are feeling that right now. With the recent polarizing …

Overlooked and Underestimated: The Importance of Senior Feet

Overlooked and Underestimated: The Importance of Senior Feet

Feet; we tend to not think about them – they are not particularly pretty, they are way opposite the body from the parts we tend to concern ourselves with, and they are largely just big hard knobs that we use to get …

After Holiday Blues

After Holiday Blues

The tree, the packages, the wrappings, the dishes that still need to be put away, and the people gone. Gone with them are the recent memories created. Gone with them, the times and the ghosts of those kept alive by the …

Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

A person who suffers from PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder has a hard time trusting others, opening up about the incident and their feelings and even communicating. They usually struggle with a constant sense of …

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