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How Nursing Homes are Collecting Debts- More Reason to Plan Ahead

Dino and Lillian Palermo, at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home, which filed a guardianship petition.

Lillian Palermo, a 90-year old retired insurance executive, entered a nursing home after she began experiencing dementia, falls, and surgical complications. Her husband, Dino, who is eight years her junior, visits her every day. … [Read more...]

Would You Want This In Your Advance Medical Directive?

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Jerome Medalie can't imagine life with Alzheimer's. And, he has made it known that he doesn't want to be around if he can't “recognize his loved ones” or “articulate coherent thoughts and sentences.” He did so formally and legally … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Forgetfulness: When to Call a Doctor

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Q. My mother, Meg, has not been herself lately. Last week, when going to the neighborhood post office, she got completely disoriented and lost. She asks the same questions over and over again and often repeats stories. She even … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Helping Seniors with Winter Hazards

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My 80-year-old mother is having a rough time with this winter weather. Do you have any suggestions to help her deal with winter hazards? Thanks for your help, Cole Dowthere ---- Dear Cole, The … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Nursing Home

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Carol and Bob invited his mother, Ginny, to spend the holidays with them, as she does every year. This year, her live-in caregiver expressed concern that it was not a good idea because Ginny’s dementia has gotten worse and she may … [Read more...]

Reducing Holiday Stress for Seniors & Caregivers

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Mary Ellen’s father, Hal, suffers from dementia and his health is declining rapidly. Her husband travels often and her mother recently had knee replacement surgery and has trouble getting around. Every night after work, she drops … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tech Gifts for Grandma

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Dear Commander Bun Bun, The holidays are upon us. Since you are the pet who is known to be the most tech savvy at the firm, do you have any ideas for devices that I can buy for my technologically-challenged (but learning) … [Read more...]

MIT AgeLab’s Amazing Innovations for Seniors

Picture: Inside the MIT AgeLab, from telematicswire.net In 1900, life expectancy was just under 50. Today, people are living well into their 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. How can we make the most of the “bonus 30 years” we now have? … [Read more...]

Halloween Can Be Scary for those with Dementia

Q. My mother-in-law has dementia and lives at home with a caregiver to assist her with activities of daily living. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up … [Read more...]

Critter Corner- Grandma Loves Halloween Candy: Tips for Eating Healthier

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My grandmother has gone through two bags of Halloween candy and there haven't been any trick-or-treaters yet. At this rate, she will have to hang up a no more candy sign before school even lets out. This … [Read more...]