Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Dementia: An Epidemic?

When legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit divulged last October that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, a familiar face was matched with a condition that many Americans have come to know all too well. Like countless others, I was saddened by the news. But to hear her speak about the road she is about to endure with such a hyper-positive attitude honestly gave me goose-bumps. She’s a winner. No doubt.

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Is A Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Although the term “reverse mortgage” may conjure up some pretty acute anxiety, it’s actually a pretty basic financial concept and, in a good number of cases, can be of great benefit to our country’s seniors. Like anything of significance  (especially in the financial arena), one must consult with a trusted, professional advisor who can assist you in your decision-making process.

When you clear away all of the varnish (i.e., looking beyond the celebrity status of nostalgic T.V. ‘pitchmen’ that appear during ...

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Diabetes Management: No Need for Martyrdom

This story has always stuck with me: A while back, a diabetic client of mine share with me her “secret” to maintaining a health sugar/insulin level without compromising on the food that she so dearly enjoyed or, as she emphatically put it, “My quality of life.” Her story, or more accurately, her adage, went something like this: “A small sliver tastes the same as eating the whole pie.”

While this should bring a smile to most of our faces, her point ...

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Listening: The Key to Preventing Caregiver Breakdown

Caring for a loved one who is sick, day-in and day-out, can be challenging to say the least. This is particularly true when you are caring for someone who is in the advanced stages of a disease and who may also be suffering from severe depression as a result of their illness. How does one balance performing not-so-desirable caregiver tasks and listening to a daily commentary of negative criticism with the goals of being happy and helpful? In short, how ...

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