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Legal Terms: Not Just for Lawyers to Look Smart

               It is fairly evident that lawyers love to use Latin words.  You’ll find examples such as  mens rea  or  habeas corpus  on most episodes of Law and Order.  Some people think we like to use them because it makes us look smart; others accuse us of using fancy [..]

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Happy New Year!

The turn of the calendar year can be an exciting time and certainly provide a “fresh start” for many of our personal and business ventures. It is no surprise that many people celebrate the new year by committing to resolutions designed to make some life improvement. Many resolutions such as losing weight, committing to an [..]

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Light Bulbs, Ice Cream Cones, and Lunch

I attended a presentation last week given by a financial advisor on planning to maximize quality  of life.  They used a publication by Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Director of the MIT AgeLab to focus their presentation:  “Three Questions that Predict Future Quality of Life.” Coughlin submits three questions as predictors of future quality of life in retirement: [..]

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Communicating with a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

After a short hiatus, we at the Aging Well Blog are back! Just a quick post today.  George, our associate who also wears the hat of a speech-language pathologist, came across an excellent list of 10 tips for communicating with a person with Alzheimer’s disease (“AD”).  This comes from Relias Learning’s continuing education course entitled [..]

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Depression and Aging (Part 1): Why Talk About Depression?

Depression is a mental health disease that can touch any of us at all stages of life.  However, it is particularly prevalent in the elderly, and is in fact the most common psychological disorder late in life.  Depression affects over 6 million older adults.  And yet, in this population, depression is often ignored or overlooked, [..]

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VA Benefits: A Primer

Today we’re looking at two types of VA benefits:  (1) the VA Pension program, and (2) the VA Aid & Attendance program. Sadly, many veterans and their families who would otherwise qualify for VA benefits never realize they are eligible, fail to apply, and miss out on participating in these programs.  Today, we’re going to [..]

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Today we want to discuss Activities of Daily Living, more commonly referred to in the healthcare world as “ADLs.”  Changes in a person’s ability to handle ADLs independently can be a key indicator of a need for increased support or a change in living environment. When folks talk about ADLs, they are generally referring to 2 different [..]

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