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Sometimes we think that bad things only happen to those other people out there. Then we are staring right at a reality-tv episode. I would never have thought that my good friend, Maggie, would have been caught in a phone scam. She always seemed so on top of things, and she had been taking good [...]
Individuals searching for a corporate trustee often wonder what happens to homes after incapacity or death. As a trust officer, I understand your concerns about who will care for your home if you can’t. The most common concerns are: 1) aging in place in my home; 2) selling my home after incapacity or death; and, [...]
When the doctors say, “there is nothing more we can do,” hospice says, “yes, there is—we can provide comfort care.” While most people connect hospice to dying, I like to think of hospice as a gift. Hospice helps people live as fully and as comfortably as possible after it has been determined that medical treatment [...]
True Story:  Neighbors found a man in his 70’s who has dementia wandering the neighborhood with his shotgun.  The family and neighbors were fortunate that nothing had happened, but it is a clear call to action.  Will you wait until it is too late to take action to keep your family members and friends safe? [...]
Last year, E*Connect featured a story that went viral at the NextAvenue.org site:  “Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents Stuff.”  The writer returns with suggestions for Boomers about how they can deal with their stuff using a legacy-based approach.  Some of us at Mission are working on this, too! NextAvenue.org
Hospice services are widely recognized by patients and families alike to be beneficial.  Unfortunately, individuals who could benefit from the services wait unnecessarily long to seek hospice support.  New efforts by Medicare may help shift this experience by allowing patients to have hospice support while seeking curative treatment. NextAvenue.org
The American population is aging and, each one of us interacts daily with more individuals who are elderly.  In that interaction, you can have a positive or negative impact depending on how you speak with the elderly.  Learn how you can make a positive impact. ChicagoTribune.com
I'll Be Me (2014) is the touching documentary about legendary singer/songwriter Glen Campbell and his experience with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. One of the great positive messages in Glen Campbell’s story is how his family and friends helped him get out ahead of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Doing so made everyone’s experience with the situation [...]
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