Planning & Awareness: 2 Goals

Oh, no! It’s the last week in October and I haven’t put up posts commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness and Long Term Care Planning! I meant to…. I kept planning to make time to write, but things kept coming up. You know how it is. I did a lot of research. I sat to write and […]

Memory Screening? 5 Questions to Determine If You Need One

While it’s true that worrying about aging, Alzheimer’s, or dementia won’t help in any way, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t think about those things. Sometimes ignorance only seems like bliss. There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, but that doesn’t mean there’s no treatment. November 17th is National Memory Screening Day.

It’s Almost You’re Getting Older

If national grocery store chains and discount stores made more money from products that improve senior life, would we plan more (and better)? If you walked into your store of choice and down an aisle set up for “You (or Your Parents) Are Getting Older” season, would you check to see what was on sale? Would you start noticing what’s available and what you might need?

What's Your Care Option?

I’m sitting under a perfect San Diego sky watching the flow of the current in the lagoon across the way. I’m watching the flow of traffic on the hillside beyond the lagoon. I’m basking in the late afternoon sun, and I’m thinking about elder care. Yes, I said elder care. Health care reform, whatever that […]

Are You Planning Beyond Next Tuesday?

Where are you watching the inauguration? I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to watch from my couch or my armchair, but I’m pretty well decided on from home. It seems like no matter where I tune in to the news these days, the keywords are economy, bailout, Burris, Super Bowl, and inauguration. While driving […]

Balancing the Need for Care with the Need for Independence

Introduction We all agree that it is a tough situation to go through – deciding if and when your loved ones need outside assistance. Sometimes that decision is almost made for you if an acute crisis triggers the need for help. Often times, though, the need is of a less acute or more subtle nature. […]