Critter Corner: Getting Started with Downsizing and Decluttering

Dear Angel, My sister recently retired and upsized to buy her dream home. She’s thrilled to have the space she felt her home lacked before and was glad not to have to get rid of too much stuff. (She has many collections she … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: August Is National Make-A-Will Month!

Dear Raider, I read somewhere that August is National Make-A-Will Month. My wife and I are thinking about doing our estate planning soon but feel like we should be more prepared prior to getting started. What do you suggest I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Lifestyle Tweaks that Could Lengthen your Life 23+ Years!

Dear Hayek, I heard somewhere that there are things you can do to increase your lifespan dramatically. What are some of those lifestyle tweaks? Thanks for your help! Liv Longur --- Dear Liv, You’re correct. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can You Tell if a Loved One is a Victim of Financial Exploitation?

Dear Raider, My aunt has been acting differently lately, and I think she could be a victim of financial exploitation. Once a social butterfly, she’s been isolating herself from family and friends. I stopped by while she was at … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Is Brain Fog and What Causes It?

Dear Kiwi and Mango, I’m often in the middle of something, and I forget what I am doing, or I’m talking to someone and forget what I wanted to tell them. What causes my brain to be so “foggy” sometimes, and is there anything I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  Important Things to Keep in Mind if You Are Planning Your Own Funeral 

Dear Hayek,  A wedding celebrates a beginning, and a funeral acknowledges an ending. During both occasions, friends and family gather together to share an important event in someone’s life. I planned my wedding 40 years ago, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  June Is National Safety Month — Tips for Senior Loved Ones 

Dear Angel,  I understand that June is National Safety Month. My mother lives alone, and I want her to stay safe. What is some advice that I can give her to help her stay safe in her home? Thanks so much for your help!  Saif … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is My Mother Depressed? 

Dear Angel,  I talk to my mother a couple times a week. She would never tell me, but I think she could be lonely and depressed. This particularly came to mind when I read your article on positivity. I’d love to introduce some … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Pets Support People with Parkinson’s Disease 

Dear Raider,  My mom has Parkinson’s disease. We live a half hour away and try to see her as much as we can. I think having a pet will help her to stay active and feel loved. We always had miniature poodles growing up. Do you … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do Marriage and Children Reduce Your Risk of Dementia? 

Dear Raider,  I heard somewhere that marriage and children can help lower your risk of dementia. I hope this is true. I’ve been married to my husband for 50 years this year, and we have children, grandchildren, and even a … [Read more...]

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