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Sep 28, 2021

Alzheimer's Disease Care: 3 Tips for Eating and Drinking at Home

I went home to help my 70-year old mother take care of my 91-year old grandmother, who'd been in a nursing home for a year and a half during COVID. Grandma Trudie was extremely debilitated, and in this episode, I share. When your loved one is as weak as my...


Sep 21, 2021

I went home to help my 70-year old mother take care of my 91-year old grandmother, who'd been in a nursing home for a year and a half during COVID. Grandma Trudie was extremely debilitated and my Mom needed me to help her figure out how to provide basic care - including how to wash her hair.  In this episode, which is...


Sep 16, 2021

I went home to help my 70-year old mother take care of my 91-year old grandmother, who'd been in a nursing home for a year and a half during COVID. Grandma Trudie was extremely debilitated, and could only bear her body weight when she first came home. She could not pick up her feet to even step side-to-side or pivot -...


Sep 2, 2021

Have you ever felt like someone discriminated against you because of your age? Maybe you didn't get that promotion because you were too young, or perhaps you felt like they didn't hire you because you were too old. 

In either scenario, I doubt you ran down the road and told your friends because you had just been the...


Sep 1, 2021

New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease

"Don't let yourself be sucked in by all of the publicity and marketing about the new drug for Alzheimer's. Think about whether it's got any benefit, the side effects— which can be very severe, and think about where that money otherwise would go."

Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow,...