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2017

January/February 2017

  • Helping resolutions stick
  • When the attorney shuts you out
  • Probiotics: The “good” bacteria

2016

December 2016/January 2017

  • Preparing for your siblings' visit
  • Preventing and treating pneumonia
  • Medical equipment at home

November/December 2016

  • Sing a song for COPD!
  • Technology for coordinating care
  • Choosing a hospital? Look to the stars

October/November 2016

  • Managing your relative's money
  • It is flu season
  • A new perspective on stress

September/October 2016

  • The importance of touch
  • How to report symptoms to the doctor
  • What is a bedsore?

August/September 2016

  • Working with doctors long-distance
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Funeral logistics

July/August 2016

  • Is your relative dehydrated?
  • Whose idea was this, anyway?
  • What Medicare does NOT cover

June/July 2016

  • Father's Day without Dad
  • If the cancer returns
  • Making the transition to rehab

May/June 2016

  • Considering a remodel?
  • Easing the disruption of travel
  • Changes in vision

April/May 2016

  • Addressing loneliness
  • After cancer treatment
  • When should you make an advance directive?

March/April 2016

  • Reducing the stress of procrastination
  • The treatment phase of cancer
  • What if you are paid to care for a relative?

February/March 2016

  • Communicating long distance
  • Deciding about cancer treatment
  • Review medications before leaving the hospital

January/February 2016

  • Embracing vulnerability
  • How cancer affects relationships
  • You're far away, and she's failing

2015

December 2015/January 2016

  • Red flags for COPD
  • Taking charge of medical records
  • The benefits of massage

November/December 2015

  • Family caregivers of veterans
  • Keeping a gratitude journal
  • Preventing flare-ups of COPD

October/November 2015

  • Is your parent's behavior embarrassing?
  • Technology for health and safety
  • What does "prognosis" mean?

September/October 2015

  • Help prevent choking
  • The emotional side of cancer
  • Tracking needs from a distance

August/September 2015

  • What to do after a death
  • Osteoarthritis and physical activity
  • Living with purpose

July/August 2015

  • Is your parent frail?
  • The "Sandwich Generation"
  • When Dad resists a walker

June/July 2015

  • Addressing your stressors
  • The post-discharge appointment
  • When there is a cancer diagnosis

May/June 2015

  • Dealing with denture care
  • What is an Aging Life Care™ Manager?
  • Living with uncertainty

April/May 2015

  • Does the advance directive need updating?
  • Preventing dental disease
  • Removing "junk stimulation"

March/April 2015

  • Cavities at this age?
  • Moving sooner is better than later
  • Tax breaks for family caregivers

February/March 2015

  • Burnout prevention
  • More than a home
  • Physical activity improves brain health

January/February 2015

  • Music eases dementia care
  • Stress or burnout?
  • Talking about funeral plans

2014

December 2014/January 2015

  • "Dignity of risk"
  • Seniors having fun online
  • Starting a walk routine

November/December 2014

  • Gifts for those with memory loss
  • More than fatigue
  • Who will care for Fido?

October/November 2014

  • Honoring the veterans in your life
  • Medicare rules about physical therapy
  • Unwanted odors

September/October 2014

  • Is Dad taking his meds "as directed?"
  • Use your mind to combat stress
  • What about your special needs sibling?

August/September 2014

  • Foot care for older adults
  • Hiring help yourself
  • When you feel more resentment than love

July/August 2014

  • Are financial documents up to date?
  • Easy activities with guests
  • Reducing the risk of falls

June/July 2014

  • Explaining your needs to others
  • Should Dad move in?
  • When Mom worries about falling

May/June 2014

  • Balance problems
  • Cleaning out the medicine cabinet
  • Take fifteen!

April/May 2014

  • Can you find Mom's advance directive?
  • Helping the doctor help you
  • Visiting assisted living facilities

March/April 2014

  • Insomnia in older adults
  • Talking about assisted living
  • Tax breaks for in-home care

February/March 2014

  • Family grief in the face of dementia
  • Prepare before you suggest assisted living
  • Signs of a heart attack

January/February 2014

  • Dementia Dogs
  • Long-distance caregiving
  • Researching health treatments online

2013

December 2013/January 2014

  • Constructive criticism: when to speak up
  • Important documents
  • Keeping blood pressure in check

November/December 2013

  • Benefits for seriously ill veterans
  • Cultivating gratitude when the going gets tough
  • When blood pressure goes untreated

October/November 2013

  • Becoming more resilient
  • Repairing identity theft
  • What is high blood pressure?

September/October 2013

  • Avoiding surgery on the wrong body part
  • Choosing an elder law attorney
  • When Mom is really mean

August/September 2013

  • "I can't get Dad to budge!"
  • What to do with their stuff?
  • When to choose "Urgent Care"

July/August 2013

  • Add a dose of laughter to your life
  • Dealing with extreme heat
  • Early detection of memory problems

June/July 2013

  • Vacation without Mom
  • What is mild cognitive impairment?
  • When your relative has money questions

May/June 2013

  • Is your relative at risk for a hip fracture?
  • Look ahead when downsizing
  • When the worrying won't stop

April/May 2013

  • Do you know their wishes?
  • Preventing C. difficile: A very difficult germ
  • Stress and overeating

March/April 2013

  • The power of sleep
  • What to do if your loved one is depressed
  • When several relatives cover expenses

February/March 2013

  • Getting paid to care for Mom or Dad
  • What is a hospitalist?
  • When depression goes untreated

January/February 2013

  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Is your loved one depressed?
  • What is palliative care?

2012

December 2012/January 2013

  • Choosing a complementary medical practitioner
  • Supporting those in grief during the holidays
  • Tips for air travel

November/December 2012

  • Giving thanks: It's good for your health
  • Solutions to hearing loss
  • Tips for open enrollment

October/November 2012

  • Five signs your parents may need help
  • Talking with Dad about his hearing loss
  • What is hospice?

September/October 2012

  • Managing pain with music
  • Outpatient or inpatient? Why it's important to know
  • Sage advice from elders

August/September 2012

  • Dressing your relative for incontinence
  • What is a memory unit?
  • When parents need financial help

July/August 2012

  • How to beat "decision fatigue"
  • Safe disposal of "sharps"
  • What is "assisted living"?

June/July 2012

  • Five keys to stress management
  • Incontinence of the bowels
  • When should you choose a skilled nursing facility?

May/June 2012

  • Engaging activities for persons with dementia
  • Myths versus realities of hospice care
  • When you gotta go, you gotta go

April/May 2012

  • If you are selected to be "power of attorney for health care"
  • Putting yourself in positive perspective
  • What does "generic" really mean?

March/April 2012

  • 2011 tax breaks for family caregivers
  • Dealing with criticism
  • Frequent infections in persons with dementia

February/March 2012

  • If Dad wants to remarry
  • Lessons from the seriously ill
  • Skin care and aging

January/February 2012

  • Choosing healthy ways to cope
  • Does Medicare pay for help at home?
  • How to find a good doctor

2011

December 2011/January 2012

  • Listening: The other half of the conversation
  • Talking with children about serious illness
  • Urinary tract infections: prevention tips

November/December 2011

  • Get help changing Medicare plans
  • Is your home safe for older guests?
  • Urinary tract infections

October/November 2011

  • Benefits available to veterans
  • The importance of vaccines
  • Would having a dog help? A fish?

September/October 2011

  • Seniors and crime
  • Shifting focus in a tough situation
  • When should you take over Mom's checkbook?

August/September 2011

  • Making the best use of your time off
  • Strategies to address urinary incontinence
  • When your loved one is depressed, try exercise

July/August 2011

  • Accessing medical records
  • Recognizing elder abuse
  • Talking about urinary incontinence

June/July 2011

  • Interrupt the stress cycle with deep breathing
  • Staying independent: the role of technology
  • What is "elder abuse"?

May/June 2011

  • Cooking for caregivers
  • Preparing for the hospital
  • The value of nostalgia

April/May 2011

  • How to choose a health care decision maker
  • Keeping your relative safe from fraud
  • The journey of late life

March/April 2011

  • Coping with another person's pain
  • Is your family member a hoarder?
  • Tax breaks for family caregivers

February/March 2011

  • Dad is so thin!
  • Family Caregiver Happiness Project
  • What is hoarding?

January/February 2011

  • Sibling rivalry revisited
  • Tired of being the taxi?
  • What's new in Medicare

2010

December 2010/January 2011

  • Coping with the holiday blues
  • If you must take away the keys
  • Making the transition from hospital to home

November/December 2010

  • Engage with Grace
  • Help Mom be a safer driver
  • Managing medications: Remembering to take medicines

October/November 2010

  • Managing medications: Why Mom doesn't take her pills
  • Should Dad still be driving?
  • The four stages of hope

September/October 2010

  • Do you have a plan in the event of a disaster?
  • Get "Extra Help" with Medicare Rx Costs
  • How is caregiving different for men?

August/September 2010

  • Brain fitness: What's the best way to improve thinking?
  • Getting support from your spiritual beliefs
  • If your loved one becomes seriously ill while traveling

July/August 2010

  • Could an adult day program be the answer?
  • How diet affects breathing
  • Travel tips when your loved one is disabled

June/July 2010

  • Accessible national parks
  • Avoiding crises with COPD
  • Making your home safer

May/June 2010

  • Planning for travel with oxygen
  • Review of the CareFinder Assessment Tool
  • When is your loved one too isolated?

April/May 2010

  • Avoiding crises with congestive heart failure
  • Finding positive aspects of aging
  • What is an advance directive?

March/April 2010

  • A clean home: Free services for women with cancer
  • Tax tips for family caregivers
  • Your changing role: Becoming a partner-in-care

February/March 2010

  • How to beat "cabin fever"
  • Making treatment decisions
  • Staying calm: Proven relaxation techniques

January/February 2010

  • Bathing and dementia
  • Can Mom live safely on her own?
  • Reducing salt in Dad's diet

2009

December 2009/January 2010

  • Finding meaning: The healing of torn relations
  • Making the most of family visits
  • When your loved one gets tired easily

November/December 2009

  • A remedy for stress: focus on the rewards of caregiving
  • Managing emotional outbursts
  • What is "power of attorney"?

October/November 2009

  • Getting the most from doctor appointments
  • Is the house too cold?
  • Saving money on meds

September/October 2009

  • How do you know if your loved one is in pain?
  • Is caregiving hazardous to your health?
  • The healing power of music

August/September 2009

  • If you have to go to the Emergency Room
  • Is it Alzheimer's disease?
  • The value of support groups

July/August 2009

  • MyMedSchedule.com
  • Safety tips for summer
  • The healing power of volunteering

June/July 2009

  • Caregiving with kids
  • Honoring Cancer Survivors Day: How to increase your odds of survival
  • How the course of a condition affects the family

May/June 2009

  • Going on vacation with an elder
  • The healing power of remembrance
  • When Mom wants only you

April/May 2009

  • Balance exercises, an important step in preventing falls
  • Have you completed an advance directive?
  • Letting others pitch in

March/April 2009

  • Learning to accept help
  • Uncle Sam may have a tax break for you
  • When ice cream is more important than salad

February/March 2009

  • The healing power of a life review
  • Keeping seniors safe from burns
  • Caring for your marriage, also

January/February 2009

  • Costs of caregiving: Sources of help
  • Overcoming resistance to exercise
  • The new year: A season of hope