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WHY HAVEN’T YOU PLANNED FOR ELDER CARE YET?   by Irene Wechsler 9/27/2014 at 18:25
If you’re lucky, you and your loved ones will live a long and healthy life. It is what most people hope for but don’t actually plan for, neglecting to plan for the possibility of assisted living or long-term care.

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DEMENTIA VS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?   by Irene Wechsler 8/31/2014 at 16:12
Dementia is a broad term that describes a set of symptoms including impaired thinking, reasoning and memory and these symptoms may interfere with an individual’s ability to function in daily life. By contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of ...
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ELDER CARE BENEFITS AT WORK: A GROWING TREND?   by Irene Wechsler 6/29/2014 at 09:42
Over the years, American companies have incorporated a wide range of employee benefits, ranging from laundry facilities and gym discounts to paternity leave. While the economy has struggled and salaries have plateaued or decreased, practical “perks” have become increasingly valued ...
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SENIOR CITIZENS CARING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS   by Irene Wechsler 5/26/2014 at 08:49
Senior citizens are rapidly becoming the predominant age group around the globe so it is any surprise that elder care providers are also older than ever before? As the US population of baby boomers continues to approach retirement age and ...
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TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE   by Irene Wechsler 5/4/2014 at 14:01
Living with Alzheimer’s disease can be frustrating and scary for everyone, including the youngest members of the family. Learning how to explain the complicated and various stages of the disease at an age appropriate level can help ease the confusion ...
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TALK ABOUT ELDER CARE   by Irene Wechsler 3/31/2014 at 18:26
When to you know it’s time to talk to your family about elder care needs? When an aging family suddenly needs critical care or is diagnosed with a progressive disease? Or, have you tried to talk about the future before ...
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COPING WITH A LOVED ONE’S FAILING MEMORY   by Irene Wechsler 3/9/2014 at 14:49
The fading loss of memories not only has a profound impact on patients, it can also lead to depression, a sense of helplessness and isolation in their caregivers. Memory loss leads to an erosion of independence, adding pressure on the ...
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ELDER CARE OPTIONS   by Irene Wechsler 2/9/2014 at 09:37
As ever more of the 78 million baby boomers continue to age into their golden years and approximately10 million senior citizens already receive daily care to help get dressed, prepare meals or or other daily activities, it may be time ...
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