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Storms, Floods & Other Disasters: Don’t Worry, Be Ready

— If you live in Houston, you’ve probably heard that hurricane season is upon us. And you know what that means, especially if you have an older family member’s welfare to consider. It’s time to prepare. Whether your loved one lives alone, in a care facility, or in your own home, there’s a lot to be done to keep your family as safe as possible. Each... Read More

A Healthy Financial Life is Key to Aging

— May is Aging Life Care/Older Americans Month. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned over many years of experience as an Aging Life Care® Professional, our profession is always evolving. I recently attended the Aging Life Care Association Conference in Florida. It’s an annual gathering of like-minded professionals and a wonderful opportunity to learn about... Read More

Personalized Care: What Every Older Adult Wants and Deserves

— Over the past two years, doctor visits certainly have changed. Virtual calls and online communications are now as common as traditional office visits. The shift may be convenient, but for older adults, it’s not always easy to adapt to this new way of interacting. And when doctor visits of any kind typically last only a... Read More

Dementia’s Life Lessons: Relationships and Love Evolve

— By Janet Jackson-McCulloch As wonderful as Valentine’s Day can be, it can also serve as a painful reminder of happier times when you love someone with dementia. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that along with my decades of professional experience with this heartbreaking illness, I also understand it on a personal level. My mother-in-law had... Read More

Help! I Can’t Find a Caregiver for My Loved One

— 3 Important Ways We Can Ease Your Mind By: Janet Jackson-McCulloch  It takes a special person to choose a career as a caregiver. If you’ve ever tried to care for someone in need, even someone you love, for any length of time, you know how challenging the job can be. The hours are long, the... Read More

On the Road Again: Traveling with a Loved One who has Dementia

— By: Janet Jackson-McCulloch  With the holidays just around the corner, millions of Americans will hit the road to visit family and friends. It’s an opportunity to meet new grandchildren, see extended family, or simply be a tourist. But if you’re thinking about traveling with a loved one who has dementia, how do you begin to... Read More

Self-Care: What It Is and Why You Should Get Started on It Today

— By: Janet Jackson-McCulloch Somehow, our kids and grandkids have grown up feeling pretty good about themselves. (We played a big part in that, of course.) So why is it so hard for some of us older folks to do the same? Many of us weren’t raised to pat ourselves on the back. Instead, we were... Read More
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