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Could Lyme Symptoms Be Mistaken for Alzheimer’s?

Q. I recently read an article about songwriter and actor, Kris Kristofferson, who was told he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia, and was actually misdiagnosed and had Lyme disease. He and his … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Ticks Especially Dangerous for Seniors?

Dear Baxter, My grandfather insists on taking my brother and me camping every year. My mother has Lyme Disease, so she is very aware of how it spreads, and protects us with natural repellants. My grandfather throws caution to … [Read more...]

Plan Your Lifespan: A No-Cost Tool for Planning in Advance

Phyllis Mitzen, a 72-year-old semi-retired social worker, has worked with seniors for many years and understands the value of planning for future healthcare needs. Yet, she herself has put off the task. Phyllis’s husband is … [Read more...]

When A Senior Neighbor Needs Your Help

Q. My neighbor, Sam, has lived alone in his home ever since his wife died three years ago. He used to come outside and greet us and attend neighborhood events. Now, he goes days on end without speaking to anyone. His son, who … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: 15 Things to Ask Your Father/Grandfather This Father’s Day

Dear Ribbit, My children are very inquisitive and want to find out about their father and their grandfather. We are all going to brunch at my parent’s house on Sunday. While we're there, they want to ask them questions, but … [Read more...]

Should You Collect Social Security Earlier for a “Happier Retirement?”

For years, Social Security experts were suggesting that seniors wait as long as they could to collect their Social Security benefits. But the tide is turning, and now, some experts are saying to go ahead and collect your benefits … [Read more...]

Advice from the Caregiving Experts

Q. I am new to caregiving. And, when I say new, I mean completely new. I am a workaholic who is divorced and doesn’t have children, and never even had a pet. I am very close with my mother, who I speak with on the phone daily. … [Read more...]