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End of Life-Zen Hospice Project

End of Life-Zen Hospice Project

As a college student at Princeton University, BJ Miller suffered an almost fatal electrical accident that resulted in the loss of his legs below the …

10 Tips for a Smoother Divorce

10 Tips for a Smoother Divorce

We’ve all heard about at least one nightmare divorce. But yours doesn’t have to be one of them.  Here are some tips for getting through the …

Feeling Hopeless in Your Marriage?

Feeling Hopeless in Your Marriage?

Many couples reach a point in their marriage where one or each of them feels hopeless in their marriage.  It may be that one person doesn't feel …

Trends In Divorce, The Ebb and Flow

Trends In Divorce, The Ebb and Flow

I remember as a child feeling somewhat out of it because my parents were divorced. In the 1950’s, this was a rarity. I was a “latch key “ kid …

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Change is Hard

Change is Hard

Why is it so hard to change?  That is a question that has baffled psychologists, human resource professionals, and just about everyone else from time immemorial.  Even when Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, there …

Feeling Hopeless in Your Marriage?

Feeling Hopeless in Your Marriage?

Many couples reach a point in their marriage where one or each of them feels hopeless in their marriage.  It may be that one person doesn't feel understood or that they are unhappy with their relationship.  Divorces …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 3)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 3)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway were the storybook American family, until their live-in housekeeper Greta met a labor lawyer online, who said that the Conways had been paying Greta far …

Let’s Do The Resolution Warp Again!

Let’s Do The Resolution Warp Again!

Cue the music…. (Riff Raff) It's astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes it's toll... (Magenta) Ahh... (Riff Raff) But listen closely... (Magenta) Not for very much longer... (Riff Raff) I've got to …

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5 Items to Bring to Someone with Dementia

5 Items to Bring to Someone with Dementia

Some ideas of what to bring when visiting a loved one with dementia The holidays are over, and January is cold and dark. So if you’re feeling down, just imagine how someone in a nursing home feels. You can help a …

Why is Applying for Medicaid So Difficult?

Why is Applying for Medicaid So Difficult?

With long term care nursing costs typically exceeding $11,000 per month, Medicaid benefits are necessary for over half of the nursing home population in our country. Yet, applying for Medicaid is long, tedious, and for …

Tips on Connecting with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Tips on Connecting with an Alzheimer’s Patient

It’s a subject that strikes terror into the hearts of many, including me. During my junior year of high school, I got a solid B in Mrs. Mathews’ chemistry class and I was happy to be done with that subject, at least …

Caregiving; How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” -Part 1

Caregiving; How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” -Part 1

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway loved their home, their family and their life. Raising three wonderful children in their home and having Helen’s widowed father living nearby, they were …

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, grand-people and kids, you’ll have a house full of guests. To be …

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 centers around an individual called the geriatric care manager. The …

3 Tips on Helping a Loved One After a Loss

3 Tips on Helping a Loved One After a Loss

I got married on October 3, 1992, in almost pitch darkness. I had always wanted an evening wedding with candlelight. Aside from the romantic reasons, people generally look better in candlelight. Earlier that day, …

A GOOD Day in the Life of Alzheimer’s

A GOOD Day in the Life of Alzheimer’s

So after spending Sunday afternoon with my mother and my daughter, I realized that the October article was due to the publisher of FamilyAffaires.com by October 8th...well, I now had my fodder!!! It had started out …