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Getting Sick Can Worsen Dementia

Over a year ago, my mother’s dementia dramatically worsened after back to back illnesses. She developed a cold but recovered in about two weeks. A few days later, I found her extremely weak, confused, and [...]

Is it Delirium or Dementia?

Before the start of my business as a health advocate, I was a physician assistant for the department of internal medicine. One of my responsibilities was to provide medical consultations to all patients admitted to [...]

Aging, Dementia|

Men Can Be Great Caregivers Too

Over the last four years, I have been fortunate to witness some incredible acts of love by husbands and sons who have stepped up to become an amazing caregiver. They have taken care of their [...]

Everyone Needs Time Off

There is nothing better than sitting on the beach, your toes in the sand, and good friends or family to share your day. So, take the time to plan ahead and enjoy your next vacation. [...]

Prevention and Planning|

Five Traits of Surfers and Caregivers

Last week, I discussed the similarities between surfing and caregiving. This week, let’s take a look at the traits that I have found to be similar in both surfers and caregivers. To be a surfer [...]

Riding the Wave of Caregiving

I recently saw a video of a Brazilian surfer who broke the world record for the largest wave ever to be surfed. The wave registered 80 feet and his achievement set a Guinness World Record. [...]

Aging|

Stroke Awareness: A Timeline for Acting FAST

Last week, I wrote about a client who had a stroke and needed my assistance. Mary, age 64, developed a sudden loss of speech and had some weakness on her right side. She had been [...]

Aging, Health and Wellness|

Stroke Awareness Month: the Guidance You Need

*The names and identifying details in the following blog post have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.* Two years ago, I got a call over Labor Day weekend from a colleague who was [...]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month! Strokes kill more than 133,000 Americans every year. Having a stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability. So, during the month of May, we bring awareness to the [...]

How a Health Advocate Can Save You

The following article, "How a Health Advocate Can Save You," is by guest blogger Aviv Bliwas — Elder Law Attorney ### When my mother was dying of cancer, her oncologist recommended she get chemo in another [...]