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One Word Can Change Your Life

“It’s Cancer”, my sister and I tried to compose ourselves and comprehend the significance of what we had just heard the doctor say. Did he just say that our mom has cancer? Having worked in hospice for many years, I knew … Continue reading

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Fall is Here…Let the Chaos Begin!

Summer is usually a slower time for most of us.  Though it may seem like there is a lot going on, it is mostly fun focused activities.  The weather is nice and the days are long. The summer is a … Continue reading

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Wrinkles, Memory Loss and Erectile Dysfunction

Every time I turn on the TV I see a commercial for yet another thing I need to be concerned about as I age.  Wrinkles, weight gain, memory loss, chaotic hormones and even thinning eyelashes (not to mention the distressing … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail

A few years ago I was part of an expert panel discussion on “How to care for yourself while caregiving” through WEGO Health and one of the other panelist, Ben Murphy (@athletdad) shared a great point.  He said that one … Continue reading

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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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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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