Critter Corner: Cats for Seniors Who are Allergic

Dear Angel,  My mother loves pets, especially cuddly cats like you. She enjoys coming to Mr. Farr's office to see you, but she needs to take an allergy pill every time.  She is lonely and would really like a cat of her own, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Multigenerational Playgrounds

Dear Commander Bun Bun, Last time my daughter, Katie, visited her grandmother, she mentioned that they went to a "playground for grandma." I can't imagine my 70- year old mother on the swings or climbing on the monkey bars. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Halloween Tips for When a Loved One has Dementia

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother has dementia and recently moved into our home. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up in costumes, and eating the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New iPhone App Could Transform How We Diagnose Autism

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I heard somewhere that a new app has been developed by Apple that can be used to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using facial expressions. Since you are attuned to what's going on with … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Estate Planning Needed for Cohabitating Couples?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I live with my boyfriend, Rich, in a house we own together. For a number of reasons, we have decided not to get married, but will continue to cohabitate for the foreseeable future. Why would people in … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Does CELA and CAP mean after Mr. Farr’s Name?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I noticed that Mr. Farr has the letters "CELA" and "CAP" after his name. What do they mean? Thanks, Aubrey Veations ---- Dear Aubrey, Good question. I used to ponder the same thing myself. I found the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New IRA Rules Close the Loopholes

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I heard that there are some new rules that were proposed by President Obama that IRA owners should know before planning their estate or transferring money between IRAs. Do you know about them and, if so, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the NOTICE Act?

Dear Baxter, I read that the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act passed the US Senate earlier this week. Can you explain what observation care means, and what this new law would … [Read more...]

Caregiving for a Veteran: Programs Mentioned at WHCOA

Dear Commander Bun Bun, In Mr. Farr’s recent article on the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), he talked a lot about caregiving, but didn’t mention anything about veterans, in particular. Can you elaborate on anything … [Read more...]

How to Transport Cremains

Dear Angel, My grandmother, who lives in California, indicated in her Advance Medical Directive that when she dies, she wants to be cremated and scattered with my grandfather at their favorite spot in Virginia. Is it possible … [Read more...]