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  • Nobel Prize = Exercise Your Brain

    The Noble Prize winnings announced today are epic! Not just because the recipients have changed our world, but because all three are over the age of 70! The oldest is John Goodenough , a 97 year old scientist! John Goodenough is still active and doing research at the University of Texas. NINETY SEVEN! ...
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 3: Therapeutic Fibs

    Have you ever heard the phrase “Therapeutic Fibs?” What exactly does this mean and how can you use this approach yourself? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZnwvJloD9E#action=share
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  • 9 Pieces Of Advice From Dying People About Love, Family & Vices

    "...Kerry spends her time with people, both young and old, who have found themselves in the last days of their lives....What do they wish they'd done differently? Who do they wish they'd spent more time with? And how can we take their end-of-life contemplations and apply them to our lives for the better?" https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/dying-people-life-lessons?fbclid=IwAR2vv6sPwjGK_t8WbQ9siStuw ...
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  • Wandering - Caregiver Tips Ep. 2

    The fear that your mom could one day wander off is real…how do you keep her safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azZNFlNCAJk#action=share
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  • World Alzheimer's Day Wasn't a Thing in the 80's...

    In the late 1980’s my grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We didn’t really know that much about it and NO ONE talked about it easily. There were no support groups around. My grandpa lived with this in total secrecy. I don’t even think he talked about it with my grandma. She had no one to talk to except my mom and me but I was a teenager so I probably wasn’t very helpful, although I did help ...
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  • Alzheimer's LA Caregiver Tips - EP. 1 'Caregiver Stress'

    Our friends at AlzLA.org have created this beautiful video series. I hope you will watch and share with those who need it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml08i2sDRF4#action=share
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  • Remembering the LGBT victims and heroes of 9/11

    September 11th is a day met with more emotions than almost any other in our history as Americans. It is difficult to even pick one, deal with it and then move on to the next. For many of us they just come in a confusing flood, the result, at least for me, is usually tears. This year, I decided it was time to really discuss that day with my 10 year old son. To tell him the truth about what ...
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  • How is Assisted Living Different?

    "Are you familiar with what assisted living covers and how it differs from other types of senior care communities?" Even though it differs from state to state, this blog post from A Place for Mom sheds some light on assisted living communities and what they provide to families and residents. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/things-you-didnt-know-about-assisted-living-2-19-2012/
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  • Elder Abuse is Becoming a World Crisis

    Take a peek at the US News article from this spring bringing awareness to Elder Abuse... think about those in your life that are reaching "old age." Are you ready to be an advocate for your person? https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-04-04/elder-abuse-on-the-rise-in-america #eldercare #loveyourpeople #elderabuse #usnews #preventelderabuse
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  • Column: After my mother’s disastrous hospice experience, we filed a state complaint. It came to nothing

    This is the latest article in the series by Steve Lopez, of the LA Times, documenting experiences with hospice. Please read this article (and our previous posts here and here ) for awareness on pitfalls and how to advocate for your loved ones. "My purpose in writing about this is not to air a personal grievance, so I’m not naming the hospice agency involved. My objective is to use what I’ve ...
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  • Happy Birthday to the ADA!

    The ADA: Celebrating 29 Years of Increased Inclusion By the CDE Team This week marks 29 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—landmark legislation that works to open doors for people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including employment. Every day, the ADA helps make a more inclusive American workforce, one where people with disabilities have more ...
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  • Even Superheroes are at Risk for Elder Abuse

    The 50th Anniversary of Apollo landing on the moon is certainly a milestone that many American's look to with pride and patriotism. It is a day in American history that our parents remember well and many have stories of where they were and what they were doing when the giant "Leap" took place! Of course at Goldfarb and Luu it also makes us ponder the country's elderly population and that in fewer ...
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  • Independence Doesn't Mean Going it Alone

    Love this quick read from The National Council on Aging! "Doing things for ourselves makes us proud. For our whole lives, we’re told to work hard, try new things, and stay busy. This is all part of how we demonstrate our personal independence. But as we age, our bodies (and budgets) change. Our understanding of independence must change along with them." https://www.ncoa.org/blog/independence-doesn ...
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  • Keep Your Seniors Safe While You Celebrate!

    Happy Birthday America! Have a great day celebrating July 4th, but as with any celebration, don't forget to look after the seniors in your life! Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you head out for the evening... https://www.senioradvice.com/blog/general/senior-safety-tips-4th-july/
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  • Growing Up and Growing Old LGBTQ

    This article from the NY Times sheds light on the unique experience aging members of the LGBTQ community face and the importance of mentorship... Aging is a challenge for any population, but the L.G.B.T.Q. community faces a special set of obstacles. Gay and lesbian elders are less likely to have children who can care for them in older age, according to Ilan H. Meyer , a scholar at the Williams ...
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