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Granny Pods – Could This Be A Solution for Aging in Place?

Have you heard of a “Granny Pod”? Granny pods are typically a pre-built structure that has been specifically designed to support aging in place. It is usually constructed on a family member or caregiver’s property. Often installed as a temporary building, granny pods are usually small homes that offer...

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I Don’t Want To Be “Put” In A Home

Thinking about being “put” in a home at some point in my life sends a chill down my spine. I would like to remain living in my own home for as long as I can. But here’s the challenge. As much as I want and plan to age in place there is another reality that I need to face.

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Technology for Aging – This Could Be A Slippery Slope

By Susan Williams When I first started learning about all the new technology that was being designed to support aging I was really quite excited. I knew it was only a matter of time for the technology industry to catch up to help solve some of the challenges that...

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Why We Need Caregiver Bootcamps

Alzheimer’s disease and aging unfortunately go hand in hand and so often, people are just thrown into a caregiver role. There is no preparation, no course and a great deal of “learning on the job”. This is why we need caregiver bootcamps.

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Final Conversations With A Loved One

By Bart Astor I read an interesting op-ed recently by Katie Roiphe called “Dying with Nothing to Say” in which she talks about “last conversations” and being able to have a conversation with a dying loved one. I thought a lot about what Ms. Roiphe wrote and, of course,...

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Alzheimer’s – Walk A Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes

Dementia replaced HIV/AIDS as the number 7 killer on the WHO’s list of 10 biggest causes of death. The even scarier part is that there currently is no major new treatments or cure for the disease. So what can we do? Maybe start with understanding.

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