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When is it OK to Lie to Your Aging Parents? NAPGCM Releases Survey Findings on Sensitive Family Topic of the “Fiblet” to Kick Off National Geriatric Care Managers Month

From our earliest days we are taught never to lie, especially never to our mother or father. However, a new survey of aging experts reveals that telling a “fiblet” can actually be therapeutic when adult children are faced with telling

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As a Record Number of Seniors Are Living Alone, Aging Experts Offer 7 Warning Signs to Look for on Thanksgiving Visits to Older Family Members and Friends

As millions of Americans travel this week for Thanksgiving, many adult children will spend time with their aging parents and loved ones. A record number of these older Americans are living alone. A government report found that 11.3 million older

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Lessons Learned: Enjoy This Moment and the Path Before You

In October 2010, I was walking to a restaurant, talking with my husband, my face turned toward him. I didn’t see the curb. I smashed my left great toe into the concrete — and immediately felt a ripping pain left of my belly, shooting through my left hip and lower back.

That pain saved my life

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Leaving This World Alone (Loneliness among the Elderly)

James A. Froude said, “We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.” There is no feeling more horrible than the loneliness one feels in the unsettling quiet of an empty house. For many elderly, it seems that aging

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On Heels of New CBO Study, Survey of Aging Experts Offers 5 Tips for Keeping Aging Parents in their Own Homes and Avoiding Premature Nursing Home Placement

As a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report predicts a doubling of nursing home and other long term care costs, today the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) released the results of a survey of 335 aging experts

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Phobias

October 7, 2010 People love their phobias. Withn the anxiety and the trepidation, there is something that makes us hold on to them. For example, just now, thinking about really trying to desensitize myself with regard to my arachnophobia, I

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Nice People Rock

Seniors are easily intimidated. There are a lot of people that seniors must deal with that choose to be intimidating instead of helpful. Today I met an example of the most, and the least, helpful personalities whose job is to

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