Oct 2018

How Caregiving Affects Your Family

When you start caring for an elderly loved one, you start to wonder how it’ll affect your family dynamic. Caregiving will affect every aspect of your life. The whole family will feel it. Learning to balance it all can be difficult, but you can do it! Depending on the level of care your parent needs, will indicate the level of physical involvement you will have...

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Sep 2018

Top 5 Diseases Specific to Seniors

As we get older new health challenges are presented to us. Did you know that there are specific diseases most common in seniors? Falling: Although not a specific disease, the elderly are more susceptible to falls, making them more likely to have health issues resulting from the fall. Always be aware of surroundings. Keep open spaces in the home for walking. Also, use medical devices...

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Jun 2018

Helpful Non-Medical Equipment for Mom

When it comes to items that can help Mom around the house, the first things that come to mind are medical equipment, kitchen gadgets that make things a little easier, items to help with balance issues, or even items to keep Mom safe in the bathroom. But what about just everyday general items that would make life just that much easier? Technology As technology is...

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Mar 2018

Senior Tips

  by Thomas Packer-Packer Elder Care Law Medicaid Myths Don’t believe everything you hear about Medicaid. I have had several calls and questions about Medicaid that make it clear that there is a lot of misinformation about Medicaid. Here are some of the questions I fielded this past month: 1. “Is it true that if I am applying for Medicaid and sell my home, I...

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Feb 2018

Estate Planning by Tom Packer, Elder Care Attorney

  From Packer Elder Care Law February 2018 Check Investment and Insurance Beneficiaries Sometimes Probate is required even though you tried to avoid it. Draw a circle; consider the circle to represent everything you own—your house, car, recreational vehicles, bank accounts, investments, insurance policies, IRAs, retirement accounts, etc. The property within the circle is known as your estate. There are many ways property in your...

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Apr 2017

Brain Food: The Whole Stuff That Heals

Just as there are foods that we can eat to strengthen our brain’s functioning, there are just as many that have been linked to exacerbating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. In this post, we will address the causes behind why the good stuff is good and why the other is just not so good.    It is never too late nor too early...

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Mar 2017

Optimistic Future: Advances in Elderly Tech

I’ll be first to validate the idea that there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged about the current model of caring for our elderly. Having to make decisions within that model is a scary process, especially when we are discouraged. Thankfully, there are brilliant people all over the world that are passionate about aiding the process of aging in a way that is graceful,...

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Mar 2016

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event...

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Mar 2016

Honoring Alzheimer’s

Dear Friends and Family, Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic. Worldwide, at least 47 million people are living with the disease, including over 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 15 million Americans are serving  as caregivers – a physically, emotionally and financially draining role. To honor all those facing Alzheimer’s, I am participating in The Longest Day®, a sunrise-to-sunset event that takes place on the longest...

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Feb 2016

News on The Longest Day

Listen to this brief recording of a radio interview to learn more about Alzheimer’s Associations event The Longest Day! Enjoy!     Sign up TODAY at www.alz.org/thelongestday Visit www.alz.org/thelongestday to learn more!  

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