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Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

To get paid as a family caregiver, there are various government programs, tax breaks and family payment options that may be able to help you, depending on your mom's financial situation. Here's where to look for help.

Building Trust in Less Than 10 Minutes

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

Building trust is not easy. It is typically earned over time, through shared experiences and tests of loyalty. In medicine, and in the field of anesthesiology in particular, the luxury of time is unavailable. Trust needs to be built in a matter of minutes.

An Unexpected Form Of Therapy

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Baby Doll, as I call her, has reinforced something I already knew but had never put into words. The instinct to show affection is strong. We humans need love and kindness and we need to give it in return.

How to Pick an Assisted Living Residence

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Assisted living facilities are residential communities that offer different levels of health or personal care services for seniors who want or need help with daily living.

What Makes Me Angry? Dementia

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 06.07.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The clock is ticking. We need a fully-funded, coordinated national effort against dementia or we face big troubles ahead

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.

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up 'Down'

Janice Taylor | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Many of the thoughts that float before me belong to my mother. I tentatively hand them back to her, further creating a space for me to explore my thoughts and my feelings.

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.

Long Term Care: The Solutions You Should Be Talking About Now

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

This month is Long Term Care Awareness Month. Taking a moment to think about your -- and your family's -- possible future long-term care needs is critical for us all.

Surviving The Hospital Discharge

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

For many people, the most significant moment of any hospital stay is when they are told they can leave. Carefully preparing for this departure is almost as important as the treatment they receive.

The Aging of America: Triumph or Tragedy? (VIDEO)

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Can our country afford to have tens of millions of us living to 80? Or 100? Will existing pensions and entitlement programs survive long enough for us to reap even part of what we are hoping for?