About Renee Eder

Renee Eder is the Director of Public Relations for the Farr Law Firm, and gives the voice to the Critters of Critter Corner. Renee’s poodle, Penny, is an official comfort dog who she and her children bring to visit with seniors who are in the early stages of dementia at a local senior home once a month.

Critter Corner: Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, According to Experts

Dear Oakley, I often forget people’s names or what I’m doing even while I’m doing it, it seems. I’m worried I could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Is there any new information available about the early warning signs of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Maryland Officially Launches State-Run Retirement Program

Dear Angel, My husband and I live in Maryland and are both still working. We are doing the best we can when it comes to saving for retirement. His work doesn’t have a program in place at this time. I heard something about a new … [Read more...]

Critter Corner Medicare Planning: Why You Should Review Your Medicare Plan Every Year

Dear Hayek, I understand that Medicare Fall Open Enrollment is starting next month. I think I’m happy with my plan, but my husband keeps saying that we should still review it every year. What are the benefits of reviewing our … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Many Steps Should You Walk to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Dear Angel, I heard many times that exercise helps reduce your risk of dementia. I recently began walking while listening to books on Audible. How long do they say you should walk, and how many times per week, to reduce your … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Healthy Aging Month–How to Prevent Health Problems as You Get Older

Dear Hayek, I heard that September is Healthy Aging Month. What are some tips for healthier aging? Thanks! Hal Thee-Ajing --- Dear Hal, September is Healthy Aging Month, and it’s a great time to be more mindful … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Would Someone Want to Preplan Their Funeral?

Dear Angel, My father told me yesterday that he is preplanning and prepaying for his funeral. I just listened as he spoke, but didn’t ask any questions. It was such a serious topic that I didn’t want to look disrespectful by … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can Seniors Protect Themselves from Becoming Victims of Fraud

Dear Hayek, My mother lives alone and is very trusting. She typically picks up the phone when it rings and has conversations with whoever is calling because she is lonely and loves to chat. I worry that she could easily fall … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: VA Launches New Health Care Website and Other Resources

Dear Oakley, My father is a Veteran, and I am his caregiver. I help make appointments for his health care and could certainly use information about what’s out there to help him. The VA website is so cumbersome with so much … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Make Siblings Feel Equal in Estate Planning

Dear Angel, Our adult children don’t get along very well. When we do estate planning, we want them to feel like they are equal, so more unnecessary strife does not occur when we are no longer around. What can we do to make them … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Am I Financially Liable If I Sign a Nursing Home Agreement for Someone Else?

Dear Oakley, When a loved one enters a nursing home, who is the person who signs the legal documents? Would it be the individual themselves, the spouse, or the children? Does signing the papers make the person who signed … [Read more...]

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