Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

In a Heartbeat

You’re working, you’re raising your kids, and your family is just trying to navigate through life. In the back of your mind, you’re thinking, “I really need to check on my parents and see if they have all their ducks in a row.” Do they need long term care insurance? Is there a Power of...
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Best Gift Ever

I’ve always loved the year-end holidays; some of my best memories are of Christmas when I was young. My parents made sure we kids had fun—lots of presents, big family get-togethers and never any stress or conflict. I did—I still do—the same for my kids. Which means that, for me, Christmas shopping starts in August....
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Stress Check!

I wish I’d known then what I know now. When Alzheimer’s entered my world in the early 2000s, resources for help and information were scarce. (Maybe we just didn’t know where to look?) We Googled “Stages of Alzheimer’s,” so we sort of knew what was coming but never knew specifically how bad it would get....
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Prepare for the inevitable

My father loved being a dad. My brother says he became a teacher so he would have the same holidays as us kids. He taught us to play 42 (dominoes) and Pinochle before we even started elementary school. Once we were teenagers, he taught all our friends to play tennis; weekends and summers were filled...
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