Author Archive for Jeremy Lawrence

Caring for loved one with Alzheimer’s disease weighs heavy on caregivers

BY HOLLIDAY MOORE    While more than five million Americans in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, another 15 million are, quite literally, sacrificing their own lives to care for those who suffer. When Barbara Yavitt answered the door at her patio home in Scottsdale, she made the introduction quick. “Hello! Welcome,” she said, as the […]

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Keep Your Aging Parent Safe Behind the Wheel

As the fastest-growing segment of drivers (some estimates suggest that as many as a quarter of all drivers will be over 65 by 2025), it’s something most families will have to deal with. So it’s best to be aware of the physical and cognitive changes as well as medical conditions that make driving riskier with age. […]

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Respite Care Arms Family Caregivers

How Respite Care Empowered My Family By Clare Absher RN, BSN “I was honored to care for my adorable and charming late husband of 32 years during his struggle with a terminal illness. As his nurse, I tended to his personal care and comfort requirements. As his confidant, my focus was on his emotional and spiritual […]

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