The Long Goodbye – A Daughter’s Story

Alzheimer’s affects 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older – but it impacts far more family members and loved ones of the patient. The following is an incredible daughter’s perspective of watching her beloved mom slip away. It is a must read to help everyone remember the wrenching effects this disease on the patient’s…

Happy Feet!

Sores, cracks, and bunions, oh my! Sometimes it’s a veritable menu of issues that can occur in our feet, with time. Cushioning and skin on the foot pads decreases, skin becomes drier, and toenails get thicker or more brittle. All of these and more can lead to even serious problems. In addition to not always…

Living The Dream – Can you live outside the US and still get Social Security?

Since the first missionaries and soldiers left our shores for other lands, Americans have lived overseas, either temporarily or permanently. The list of reasons varies from employment and business ventures to personal relationships or family ties, from emigration for political differences or religious purposes, to advanced education and study aboard programs.  It is becoming more…

Techno Kitty to the Rescue

We all know the joys of owning a pet. The therapeutic benefits of having pets have been well-studied and have proven successful time and again. However, we also know that owning a living, breathing creature comes with the massive responsibilities of caring for it. For people with dementia, mobility, or other issues, being able to…