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10 Things To Do When a Love One Passes Away

Whether a millionaire (or hundredaire), after the death of a loved one, caregivers must tend to their estate. Here are some of the initial things to focus on after the death of a loved one: Contact the funeral home – if no … Continue reading

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Snow Days

Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you got a snow day?!  Your imagination went wild as you fantasized of the snow fort you would make next to your perfect snow man. Unfortunately as we age, snow days … Continue reading

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CaregiverLife Radio – What You Need to Know About Elder Law

Click here to join me tomorrow morning for CaregiverLife Radio from 10-11am (CST) Topic : Elder Law Guest: Rick Law from Law Elder Law About Rick: “World class” is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “being of the highest caliber in the … Continue reading

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Family Vs. Stuff

Recently an acquaintance of mine, Joe, shared that he was “stuck” in his grief. Upon asking some probing questions I found out that shortly before her death his mother gave some jewelry, which Joe referred to as “family heirlooms”, to … Continue reading

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Managing Difficult Conversations

Last year one of my family members, due to a prescription happy physician, was on several medications that had changed her personality from friendly to flat, as well as challenged her decision-making skills leading  to 2 car accidents (she had … Continue reading

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Changing Your Mind Can Change Your Life

A great story with a good message: A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and elderly woman moved into a nursing home. Though legally blind, the woman is always fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock in bright-colored clothes and makes sure that … Continue reading

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Eternally 12 Syndrome

My friend Colleen and I are both national speakers on issues related to caregiving and aging. While in Washington D.C. to speak at the Aging In America conference we shared a similar challenge in our family dynamics. Though both of … Continue reading

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