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With more of us taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. | downtown-houston

March 4, 2013

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With more of us are taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. This is a follow up to my blog, “Giving myself and other boomers a kick in the pants”, where we discussed the worsening health of baby boomers.  Let’s look at the facts; the numbers […]

Veterans Benefits for the Aging

February 18, 2013

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Seniors in our country are living longer and with higher living costs and the continued rise in healthcare expenditures, many are at risk of quickly depleting their savings.  For aging veterans, one of their most important benefit programs is the Veterans Non-Service Connected Improved Pension Benefit Program.  This program provides financial support to help veterans […]

How to fight depression as a caregiver – take charge. | downtown-houston

January 14, 2013

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A recent study found that there was less depression among dementia caregivers with similar characteristics. They found fewer depressive symptoms in caregivers with higher levels of education larger social support networks fewer health problems greater likelihood of using problem-focused coping and less likelihood of wishful thinking those taking care of dementia patients with fewer behavioral […]

Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

January 10, 2013

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How do we have the difficult conversations about in-home care with our parents or a loved one? The best way to get your aging parents to understand how valuable home care solutions can be to their desire to age in place is to show them the advantages.   Try different approaches if you need to: Try […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Diagnosis is Important

January 7, 2013

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Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that usually appears after age 65 but can begin in the 30s or 40s. The disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior that are serious enough to interfere with everyday life. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but sometimes it can be slowed down. This disease […]

Signs an older relative may need more help | BrightStar downtown-houston

December 4, 2012

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The holidays are a wonderful time for families to gather and reminisce.  If we have elder members with us, the holidays can also be a good time to assess whether there is additional help to keep them happy, healthy and safe this coming year. As you visit with them look for indicators signs there are […]

State of Texas Legal Planning: Free Resources | downtown-houston

September 10, 2012

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State of Texas Legal Planning: Questions and Answers Estate planning and living documents are critical documents to implement or update when a loved one’s physical and/or mental health is declining. These documents allow an individual to name a trusted family member or confidant to make important decisions regarding their health care or legal and financial affairs, in […]