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There are those subjects that we often avoid discussing with our family. Sometimes it can be privacy issues, or discomfort in asking questions that have until now been considered off limits. If and when a sudden illness or accident occurs and your loved one is no longer able (whether temporarily or permanently) to manage their affairs, someone needs to be at the helm, ensuring bills are paid, pets are cared for, obligations fulfilled.
You’re having a rough patch. A caregiver didn’t show up. Your loved one accuses you of stealing their money. You ‘re not paying enough attention to your job/kids/relationship and it shows. You feel isolated and alienated. So you decide to get together with a trusted friend and unload, problem-solve, and hopefully, feel better...
Eliezer Sobel, author, artist, musician, and by his own description, a human being, has been caring for his parents for many years. His father Max had been the loving caregiver for his mother, Manya, who is in her 16 th year of Alzheimer’s Disease! Three years ago, Max suffered a traumatic brain injury and now is also in full time care at home.
When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
Gina March has been the Director of Community Relations at the Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women in Kirkwood, Missouri since January of 2019. Before joining the staff, she served on their board of directors for over seven years and was an active volunteer. In addition, her mother was a resident at the Home in 2012. Before coming to the Home, Gina was the Executive Director of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.
Suzanne Paolucci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has dedicated her career spanning three decades to the field of geriatrics and life care planning. Suzanne's Advocacy Company, NY Care Consultants, LLC is a sought after company with professionals and patients due to her proven record of ensuring that her clients receive the best care possible and obtaining, when required, 24-hour live-in personal, or skilled care services through Medicaid Managed Care and Long-Term Care Insurance. In the past two ye?rs alone, she has secured over 1 million dollars in care benefits for the clients she has worked with.