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Don’t Say the F-Word!

Your dad is getting older and you’re worried about him living alone in a house that takes a lot of upkeep.  Last year you got worried when he didn’t pick up the phone, so you drove over and found him cleaning out the gutters on the roof, maybe not a great place for an 80-year-old […]

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Dementia and Dignity

“Hello? Hello? HELLO?!!!” “Mom, that’s the remote control, not the telephone.” “It is?  Oh, I’m so stupid.” “Your father will be home from work in a minute and I need to get this place tidied up.” “Mom, Dad died last year, remember?  ” “He did?  Oh …  that’s right,” and she bursts into tears. Coping […]

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My Mom’s Memory Is Failing? What Do I Do?

As of 2017, more than five million Americans are dealing with Alzheimers. If someone you know seems to have memory loss, the first thing you need is information about dementia.  The best source for free and accurate information is the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org/alzwa. The HelpLine is 206-363-5500 or 1-800-848-7097 and you can call any day […]

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