Taking Care of Mom

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Kinder & Gentler Elder Care

Posted on July 16th, 2012

Any of us who has had the difficult responsibility of caring for an aging parent or spouse, knows the lack of good options available to ensure quality of life care for our loved ones. While home care may be the first preference, it’s not without its own set of challenges and limitations. And nursing homes too often range from poor to horrific.... Read More...

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Final Farewells

Posted on December 29th, 2011

One of the Circle Gal Pals (CGP) lost her mother on Christmas Eve.  Although it wasn’t unexpected – she had poor health for years and was recently in hospice, her death left a sad void... Read More...

Taking Care of Mom

Taking Care of Mom?

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

 I had a wonderful evening last weekend with friends I hadn’t seen in years.  I loved how the conversation just picked right up with old stories of our shared work experiences along with new updates... Read More...

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Murdoch Mystery Lady in Gray

Posted on July 20th, 2011

Rupert Murdoch has been in the hot seat dealing with Parliament’s questions on the phone-hacking and bribery scandal at News Corp.  However, yesterday, as the world’s cameras were watching,... Read More...

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Alzheimer Updates

Posted on July 19th, 2011

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference is taking place in Paris this week.  It’s the largest gathering of leading researchers, doctors, pharmaceutical and medical companies... Read More...

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Hiring A Caregiver

Posted on July 10th, 2011

A recent article in the LA Times brought back tough memories.  My mom lived with me for several years after she was hospitalized with congestive heart failure.  Concerned with her ability to take... Read More...

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Mickey Rooney Speaks Out

Posted on May 11th, 2011

How sad it was a few weeks ago to see Mickey Rooney testify before the Senate on his personal experience as the victim of elder abuse.  What a pitiful commentary on society that our values and respect... Read More...