As your parents age, you may find yourself dealing with the parent/child role reversal. How can you manage this tricky transition without taking away your parents' dignity and independence? Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons explains.
Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words or emblems that mislead others. Their advertising can’t lead people to believe that t
by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA When told that you will be living with dementia, you may choose to retreat. Decide to pull away and hide. Find yourself hiding in a private, dark, and lonely cave. Each person is unique, and yet many people find themselves unable or unwilling to come out, to re-engage with the life they had before the announcement, to start a new life after the words were said. How can those around them help? How can they provide the just right support to engag
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How does dementia affect sex and intimacy? The diagnosis of dementia in one person in a relationship does not have to mean the end of a healthy sex life for both. People can continue to derive pleasure from one another, and sex can provide a source of support and comfort to both parties in the relationship for many years to come. Just with all relationships over time, however, changes may occur when dementia enters the home. As the brain is the control center for everything i
Older adults anywhere in Georgia can now get help with VA benefits and elder law, thanks to the launch of Kimbrough Law’s Virtual Online Office. “Opening a Virtual Online Office was a logical next step for us,” said Kimbrough, who launched the firm’s flagship brick-and-mortar location in Athens in 2012 and opened a second location in Gainesville in 2016. “In the last year, people from other parts of Georgia have been asking us to help them with veterans benefit claims and oth
Most of us want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s
love of books—but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. If you're looking after elderly loved ones, help them take charge of their health by asking about vaccines at their next doctor’s visit. Vaccinating children is commonplace in the United States. But many adults don’t know which vaccines they need, and even fewer are fully vaccinated. Every year, thousands of adults in t