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Dear Judie

Advice and guidance from author and TC Palm columnist Judie Rappaport on caring for loved ones at home, managing care, alzheimer's, geriatric care and dementia.

Changes of Heart with Advance Directives

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 22, 2015
Fighting chronic diseases is a difficult time, especially for the elderly. Many times, causing changes of heart to long-held beliefs. Learn how to be supportive to your loved ones in these difficult situations.
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Changes of Heart with Advance Directives

7 Steps to Help Alzheimer's Sufferers Reduce Frustration

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 15, 2015
Not being able to function like they did in the past is a big frustration to many elderly Alzheimer's sufferers. Use challenge limiting strategies to help alleviate frustrations.
7 Steps to Help Alzheimer's Sufferers Reduce Frustration

Strange Behavior From Mom Could Mean Her Health is at Risk

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 8, 2015
Sudden changes in the behavior of elderly loved ones should be investigated. But, what do you do when a Doctor is dismissive of your concerns. Don't let a Doctor's dismissive attitude end up hurting your loved ones.
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Strange Behavior From Mom Could Mean Her Health is at Risk

How To Know If It’s Alzheimers

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 1, 2015
Don't visit elderly loved ones in assisted living as much as you'd like? Save yourself some heartache before you visit and get an update on how they are doing.
How To Know If It’s Alzheimers

Don’t Wait to Make Peace with Dad

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: August 25, 2015
Sometimes, there may be hard feelings lingering towards elderly family members. Make sure there are no regrets before they pass on. Learn how you can make peace before it's too late.
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Don’t Wait to Make Peace with Dad

Hearing Aids vs Loud TV. How to Keep the Peace with Your Neighbors

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: August 18, 2015
Hearing loss is common in the elderly. Sometimes, it may become a loud nuisance to everyone around the person suffering hearing loss. Help your loved one see the right specialist to get help.
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Hearing Aids vs Loud TV. How to Keep the Peace with Your Neighbors

When to Be Appreciative of Your Doctor

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 23, 2015
Many times, elders are used to more traditional manners. Oftentimes, they may even get upset with well meaning people they know. Help them to understand manners different from their own.
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When to Be Appreciative of Your Doctor

Getting Valuable Uninterrupted Time as a Caregiver

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 21, 2015
Sometimes, an elderly loved one's best place to be is home with family. However, being at home may make them act like a perpetual guest. Make sure boundaries are set so your loved one does not expect you to come to their every beck and call.
Getting Valuable Uninterrupted Time as a Caregiver

7 Steps To Protect Your Family from Obituary Scams

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 16, 2015
There are scam artists preying on grieving families using a loved one’s #obituary. 2.5 million deceased people are victims of identity theft annually. Learn how to protect your family.
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7 Steps To Protect Your Family from Obituary Scams

Where the Best Intervention is No Intervention

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 9, 2015
If a loved one is in control of their faculties, there is no reason to to prevent them from refusing care. Their wishes should be respected.
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Where the Best Intervention is No Intervention