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... as of today, things seem almost back to normal, so kudos to them! This means that not only can blog readers see a live sight when they search, but subscribers should once again see their newsletter in their mailbox. Again, I'm sorry about the disruption. Thank you for understanding (if you can). Read more →

...Treating hearing issues early could help prevent compensatory changes in the brain and leave those areas available for the higher-level decision-making that is the original intention. What makes this even more important is that a change in decision making abilities Read more →

...A tale of two elders ...Years ago, I became the primary caregiver for an elderly neighbor, Joe, who was 100 percent deaf and was losing his eyesight. Joe's only son lived across the country. Joe was one of those people who would not have thrived in assisted living Read more →

Dear AG: Age-related hearing loss is often accepted as a simple inconvenience, but it’s much more than that. While most hearing loss can’t be reversed, hearing aids can make an enormous difference in the quality Read more →

Dear VL: A holding pattern like your mom's is confusing and emotional even with proper support. Yet, I’m sorry to say that many doctors aren’t prepared to help you beyond their specialty. For that reason, I’d suggest Read more →

...Jelly Drops are an innovative, award-winning candy designed to support hydration in those who struggle to consume enough water. They’re made with 95% water, contain added electrolytes, and are sugar-free. Inventor Lewis Hornby was inspired to create water candy Read more →

...The biggest advantage of home care is that it allows elders to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This option is far less disorienting for a dementia patient than a move to an assisted living facility, a memory care unit or a nursing home. Familiar environments offer a great deal of security and peace of mind for individuals with memory issues. If a company Read more →

Dear PJ: I’m glad that you wrote to ask about this because remotes are a significant challenge for many older people. First, of course, there are systems like Amazon’s Alexa that are voice-controlled and can be set up for operating the TV. This may seem like an obvious answer, but not Read more →

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” Harris said. “You hear about national brands and expect them to perform but everyone was frustrated with the lack of quality that resulted in leakage and frequent changes. Lots of bed changes, too... Read more →

...The main decision most beneficiaries will have to make is whether they should enroll in Medicare Advantage or stay in Original Medicare and purchase gap coverage (i.e., a Medicare Supplement or ‘Medigap’) plan when it comes to their hospital and medical costs. There are two advantages and two disadvantages of Medicare Advantage plans, compared to Medicare Supplement plans... Read more →