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This booklet contain 19 different scenarios that adult children may experience when it’s their turn to be caregivers for their aging parents.  It previews the complexity and uncertainty that dominates this demanding role.  It also serves as a reminder that…

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Once established, frailty is resistant to interventions intended to slow or even reverse its progression.  The best way to overcome this dilemma is to identify the “pre-frailty” phase of the frailty syndrome, which has a better track record for…

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This wonderful poem by John O’Donohue speaks to the world of caregivers who can quickly lose their mooring and are looking for language, strategies and rituals to help them recover from these unavoidable forays into in “empty time.”

For One…

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I am a long time admirer of Mary Oliver’s poetry and was saddened by her passing last Thursday.  When asked what she had done with her life, she was quoted as saying, “I learned how to love and be loved,”…

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Navigating the healthcare system involves dealing with a wide range of physicians and support personnel. Not all physician partnerships are successful.
Issues like difficulty reaching the doctor, hurried office visits, confusing medical jargon, limited explanations, and inefficient billing support can…

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No one can build you that bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life..Nietzche

Use this form to order a PDF copy of Seventy-Something: Boomer Becoming Their Parents

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I recently updated this article for boomers to remind them of two things:

This is the unspoken agenda of your aging parents.  They need for you to understand its implications and find ways to partner with them to protect their…

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You can’t manage dilemmas with problem solving strategies

`Dilemmas show up and have no intention of leaving

Key blog posts about dilemmas:

The Unavoidable Dilemmas of the Last Phase of Life

The Rise of Dilemmas

Problems Versus Dilemmas of Aging…

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My online art gallery, End of the World Art, is up and running . Here is the link 

www.endoftheworldart.com

Under the “Shop” tab, check out my recently released “Note Cards” set entitled The Last Time that is an inexpensive yet…

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Not only are ER costs from a different pricing universe and clearly a “starter kit” for bankruptcy, surprise, surprise, there is no oversight regarding what the ER can charge. Yes, the insurance carriers can set “their” limits on what they…

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