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'A Kiss Goodnight'

Beverly Booher | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Beverly Booher

I stood in front of her tonight... a warm bedroom light reflecting the years of life that have etched their lines in her sweet face. I slid her fuzzy...

Two Worlds, One Lesson

Suzanne McGee | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Suzanne McGee

II. The People you meet along the way Pediatric Cancer The king rides down the hallway on his big wheel screeching into the room carrying the...

Aging in Place: When Technology Can Help

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

Who's The Adult In Your Family?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In every family, there is one person who bubbles to the surface and becomes the family adult. Adults are the ones who bear the responsibility. It's being the person in the room -- or the family -- who wears the sign 'The buck stops here.'

You Have Cancer; Go to Congress -- The Battle for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.

Honoring Caregivers in Our Lives Throughout the Holidays

Sarah Granger | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact
Sarah Granger

I'm thanking the caregivers in my life this year -- friends and families who give countless hours to others with often no payment beyond their own knowledge that they're doing the right thing for another.

Lessons For Caregivers: Survivor's Guilt And The Memory Room

Bernard Mooney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

When my wife died, I felt survivor's guilt because the two of us shared every good thing and every bad thing that had occurred for a very long time. Now I felt guilty that she no longer had the opportunity to experience the things that are still to come.

Lessons For Caregivers Part 2: Dealing With Medical Professionals

Bernard Mooney | Posted 04.06.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

In short, when you are a caregiver dealing with doctors, be prepared to ask questions. When dealing with nurses, be prepared to listen.

How Tough Are You? Summoning Strength In Caregiving

Bernard Mooney | Posted 01.30.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

The weak, helpless, confused and eventually paralyzed state Celia had been in for four years hurt her 10 times more than it might hurt someone else. She did not abide by someone helping her to do everything, every day (not even her husband of 39 years).

Family Caregivers: The Silent Safety Net

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

In recognition of the estimated 65 million family caregivers in this country, November is designated National Family Caregivers Month.