Wisdom From a Friend With Dementia

This post originally appeared on the Ageucate Blog November 4, 2019.Dementia hit close to home for me recently. It had probably been six or so years since I had last seen a friend and former co-worker. He had fallen out of sight, and now I know why. I learned of his...

Tips from the Bubble Wrap Trenches

When people learn about my business as a senior move manager, they often respond by sharing how stressful and overwhelming they find the move process. One of the biggest sources of strain that accompanies a move or even just an effort to declutter a home is not being...

The VA’s Best Kept Secret…

One very common question that comes across my desk on a daily basis is “Are there any benefits, other than Medicaid, to help pay for the care of my ___________ (insert: mom, dad, husband, wife, brother, sister, etc.)?” Typically, this is being asked because Medicaid...

Asking for a Friend

This article was originally published on the Intensive Karen Blog December 1, 2020 and is reblogged with the permission of the author. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Anonymous Why is it so...

One More Thing – Telling the People we Love

This article was originally published on the Intensive Karen Blog October 18, 2020 and is reblogged with the permission of the author. “Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.” – Shirley Temple Think about the people we love the most.  Remember...

Correcting Common Flu Shot Myths

This article was originally published October 14, 2020 on Chicago Health Online. Bottom line: Get your flu vaccine now More than ever before, it’s important to get a flu vaccine this year. Health officials warn of the possibility of a twindemic — with co-occurring...

Covid-19’s Toll on Mental Health

This article was originally published in the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 print issue of Chicago Health, and subsequently published September 15, 2020 on Chicago Health Online.The coronavirus pandemic, with all of its stressors, has triggered anxiety, depression, and other...

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