Have you managed your parents finances?

Posted March 31, 2008
Recently I was contacted by Fraser Sherman who is writing a book about managing a parent's finances when they're no longer able to do so.  As part of his research he is looking to include case studies from people who've had hands-on experience managing their parent's money, whether it went well or poorly. If you would like to share your story, please contact Fraser via email at bogatyr5@aol.com
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Latest report on Alzheimer's disease released this week

Posted March 20, 2008
• As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. • 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. • Every 71 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. • Alzheimer's is the seventh-leading cause of death. • The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year. These are just a few of the facts in the Alzheimer's Associations newest report, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. You can click on that link to go to the page on their site where ...
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How to explain Alzheimer's to kids..

Posted March 14, 2008
I found this great online resource tonight for kids.  If your kids are wondering what is wrong with an aging relative, this is a great article they can read that explains Alzheimer's disease to them. 
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H.O.M.E on the news

Posted March 12, 2008
I have blogged about this organization in the past - they are the company that will pick up unwanted furniture from your home and then turn around and make sure it goes to a needy senior.  Perhaps one that ended up in a nursing home, and is now well, but no longer has an apartment to go back to.  They help the seniors find a new place and get back into the community.  Since they have lost so much they usually need some furniture and H.O.M.E will help.  They do a lot more than that, but I love that! Here ...
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Posted March 10, 2008
A free teleseminar will be offered this Wednesday, March 12 at 6pm Central / 7 pm Eastern by my friend Barbara Friesner... Has the time come to talk with your aging loved one about making some necessary changes? Is the thought of having these conversations freaking you out? Or have you tried unsuccessfully to have a conversation – leaving you gun-shy at the thought of trying again? If so, then this teleseminar is for you!!! In this free teleseminar you will learn a fun and effective way to get your Aging Loved Ones to tell you what they want AND ...
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Laugh, Look & Learn

Posted March 5, 2008
One of our favorite communities, Central Baptist Village is hosting a free community event - open to everyone in the community! Edizon Dayao, keyboardist and vocalist, and one of Chicago's favorite performers will entertain you with classic tunes from Perry Como to Don Ho. Date:  Wednesday, March 19th Time:  10:00 am Location:  4747 N. Canfield Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706 Refreshments and tours will be offered at the event. Please RSVP to 708-583-8500 A flyer about the event can be downloaded by clicking Download edizon_dayao_flyer.jpg
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