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5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays? So you drew the short straw and everyone’s coming to your house this holiday season. Including all the siblings, cousins, …

Geriatric Care Management: How Does It Work?

Geriatric Care Management: How Does It Work?

Geriatric care management uses a whole-person, client-centric system to care for older people that face acute or chronic health issues. The process …

I.E.P. The Training Ground for Life Part 1

I.E.P. The Training Ground for Life Part 1

Every spring since 1994, for 12 + years I would sit down in an Individual Education Planning Meeting, better known as an I.E.P. Meeting. There were a …

Cleaning Clutter-What to Keep for Your Kids?

Cleaning Clutter-What to Keep for Your Kids?

Cleaning up the Clutter When I give workshops, I am asked over and over again about what should be saved for children. If you don’t have children, …

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Fathers of Special Needs Children

Fathers of Special Needs Children

There was more than enough suffering to go around. For the most part, the shock and awe of the original diagnosis had worn off as 49 fathers of special needs children shared their stories at the annual conference of the …

I.E.P. The Training Ground for Life Part 1

I.E.P. The Training Ground for Life Part 1

Every spring since 1994, for 12 + years I would sit down in an Individual Education Planning Meeting, better known as an I.E.P. Meeting. There were a variety of experts around the table whose job was to put together a …

Early Signs of Shutting Down in School

Early Signs of Shutting Down in School

Shutting down in school is a real issue. Anxiety over a child’s school-based problems can start very early. When I wrote The Shut-Down Learner I was primarily envisioning a disconnected, turned-off teenager. …

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

Handling a health crisis with a special needs child can be extremely difficult and challenging.  There are so many things to think about and be sensitive to for our special needs children. FamilyAffaires.com …

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Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

As many as 15 million people seek therapy every year.  Reasons may vary. Some have been through a traumatic experience that has left them unable to navigate through life. Some may be seeking for a clearer understanding …

Coping Post Transplant Surgery

Coping Post Transplant Surgery

My patient, 15 year old Alex had been waiting for his second liver transplant surgery for 14 months. Away from their home, family and routines, Alex and his single mother Michelle patiently waited at the Ronald McDonald …

Being a Woman: Reaching for My Authentic Self

Being a Woman: Reaching for My Authentic Self

My platform is about teaching women how to love themselves and how to reach their most authentic self.  At this year’s Pennsylvania’s Conference for Women I heard again that startlingly statistic of how many women …

Managing Holiday Stress

Managing Holiday Stress

We are just two weeks shy of our annual dosage of holiday stress.  Just the thought of it may make our pulses race, give us feelings of anxiety and make us short tempered. For so many the holidays are a season filled …

When’s The Best Time for a Flu Shot?

When’s The Best Time for a Flu Shot?

“Mid-September is usually the best time to get a flu shot, but it’s never too late,” says David Condoluci, DO, Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer for Kennedy University Hospital, Stratford, NJ. “If you …

3 Tips to Help See Life’s Big Picture

3 Tips to Help See Life’s Big Picture

Imagine going on vacation to Hawaii and all you get to see is the pool area. While the pool area is quite nice, there is much more to Hawaii than just the pool outside of your hotel room. Knowing that there is much more …

A Guide to Medicare Basics- During Open Enrollment Season

A Guide to Medicare Basics- During Open Enrollment Season

Medicare’s many components may seem daunting to anyone approaching retirement age or even to those already enrolled in Medicare. Yet individuals need to educate themselves on their options since the program provides …

Helping the Homeless-Pathways to HousingPA

Helping the Homeless-Pathways to HousingPA

When looking at a homeless person in the street, what comes to mind is "oh my, that person must not want to work or must be lazy", when the reality is, that person is probably dealing with a mental illness that has …