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I am very excited to announce that my first book, Facing the Finish: A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children is to be released on January 7, 2014!!! But you are invited to pre-order right now and receive a 10% discount by using the promo code PRE1. This is good through the end of 2013.  Visit www.FacingTheFinish.com and...
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You probably know an older adult who is all alone. Perhaps this person is single, widowed, or divorced. Maybe he never had children or is estranged from them. Possibly her siblings have all passed away. Whatever the reason, it is often difficult for individuals in this situation to decide who to appoint as their power...
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Many families take advantage of the holidays to enjoy time together. While these visits can range from fun to extremely stressful for all sorts of reasons, one common outcome is that adult children who haven’t seen their aging parents in a while to come away with feelings of surprise, fear, shock and even anger. Aging...
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One of the most frequent concerns I hear from caregivers is how to deal with a care recipient who never wants his or her caregiver out of sight. This can be a real challenge for caregivers who need to work, take care of other family members, or just have a little time to him- or...
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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, LifeBridge Solutions, LLC surveyed nearly 400 aging parents and adult children. The national survey was conducted online November 12 – 14, 2013. Survey results indicate that adult children are generally move concerned about their aging parent’s wellbeing than the older adult is about his or her own situation....
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If you are a long distance caregiver, you probably often feel like you’re in the dark. You call and call your care recipient and there’s no answer. You go to that darkest place – something must have happened. And then, if you’re like most of us, you go into full alert mode, calling every five...
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Mark your calendar!  Open enrollment season for Medicare beneficiaries has arrived.  In most cases, this will be the one chance you have to make changes to your coverage for 2014.  This year, open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7.  Any changes you make during this time will take effect on January 1, 2014.  New...
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When it comes time to arrange care for yourself or your spouse as you age or to help set up care for your parent, it works out best for everyone if family members can set aside their differences. With heightened emotions at play in caregiving situations, both sides are super-sensitive, tension is exacerbated, and flare-ups...
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I am very excited to introduce a new feature of the Life Transition Blog, interviews with leaders in fields serving those in transition. My hope is to help you get a better understanding of the many professions that are at your service and will help you feel less overwhelmed. If you know of a profession...
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