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How To Have Tough Conversations With A Senior: 6 Strategies For Every Family

Clara always had a contentious relationship with her fiercely-independent mother, and things didn’t get easier with time. Then, Clara's mother fell and injured herself. Afterwards, she became increasingly frail yet refused to accept help. Clara wanted to broach the topic of long-term care with her mom but was afraid... more

What Millennials Really Want To Know About Caregiving For Their Parents

Not long ago, I was invited to speak—virtually—to an audience that you wouldn’t normally think of when you think about aging: young professionals. And yet this group, just beginning the arc of their careers, turns out to be incredibly thoughtful and curious about what awaits them at the end of their careers... more

The Hidden Costs Of Alzheimer's Disease

When Rick could not remember where he kept his trusted toolbox, and then forgot his computer passwords, Sandy — Rick’s wife of 40 years — initially wasn’t alarmed. Sandy misplaced stuff all the time and who can remember all those passwords anyway? But over time the signs became more ominous... more