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Critter Corner: How to Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check During Inflation

Dear Angel, My mother is considering whether to take Social Security or to delay doing so, and if she does, she hopes to be able to live comfortably off it during inflation. Is this even possible and if so, how? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

How Knowledgeable and Prepared Are Americans for Long-Term Care? An AARP Survey Explains

In the '80s or even the ’90s, if someone asked a person about long-term care, often they would respond that they don't need help with lawn care. You read that right: lawn care. This is because the term “long-term care” was not yet … [Read more...]

What is it Really Like to Live with Autism? A Nonverbal Woman Speaks Out

Q. We recently found out that our four-year-old granddaughter has autism, and will likely never speak. This is heartbreaking for us and her parents. With all the technology and therapies out there, there must be ways to teach her … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Technology Can Make Life Easier for Those with Autism

Dear Oakley, Our son was just diagnosed with autism and is nonverbal. What types of technology can help make life easier for him and for us? Thanks for your help, Hal Pinhimm --- Dear Hal, For people on the … [Read more...]

Significant Improvements to the Safety and Quality Care for Long-Term Care Residents

Last week, the Biden administration announced several nursing home reforms that will improve staffing and accountability at nursing homes throughout the country. Advocates are calling these the most significant reforms in … [Read more...]

The Doorway Effect: Why Moving Can Be Especially Challenging for Those with Dementia

Q. The other day, I was watching TV when a commercial came on and I went to change channels, but the remote was nowhere to be found. I called my wife in the other room, and she told me that she thought she saw the remote in the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Travel Can Be a Form of Therapy for People with Dementia

Dear Hayek, I read that people with dementia have a hard time with change of location and routine. But I have also heard that travel can be a good form of therapy for someone with dementia. How can both of these things be … [Read more...]

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