Guest Post: Making Your Home Comfortable for an Elderly Loved One

By Marie Villeza, elderimpact.org   Many families these days are making the decision to have an elderly loved one move in with them rather than live in an assisted care facility, but it’s a big change that can affect everyone in the family. It requires quite a bit of planning and can take a toll on

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

An acquaintance told me recently that her mother is being taken advantage of by her son. It was a heart-wrenching story for sure. Unfortunately, due to circumstances I can’t elaborate on, I was not able to help her mother with any preventative measures. Perhaps the saddest part about her situation is that fixing the problem

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month & Estate Planning

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. That number is expected to increase to 7.1 million Americans by 2025. More than 70 percent of people with