Dealing with Edema

Dealing with Edema

Edema, once called “Dropsy”, is a condition that causes swelling in certain areas of the body.  It often emerges as a result of leaking capillaries which seep fluid into the surrounding tissues, producing the swelling.  It might not seem like a reason to seek medical...
Preparing to Talk to an Estate Attorney

Preparing to Talk to an Estate Attorney

In our previous BLOG titled “Independence Day” we talked about what you should do to put your estate in a proper condition.  Part of that advice was to consult an Estate Planning Attorney.  This article talks about how to prepare for that meeting. The meeting with...
Your Independence Day

Your Independence Day

As we are celebrating America’s Independence Day, it brings to mind what personal independence might mean for American seniors.  Making sure your personal business affairs are taken care of provides a sort of independence for both the senior and his or her family....
Father’s Day Thoughts

Father’s Day Thoughts

As we celebrate Father’s Day this week, some of us know Dads who are feeling or showing their age.  Therein lies the conundrum.  Do they need and do they want help?  Perhaps he can drive his car and take care of  his finances.  He can still do minor repairs on the...
Firetruck Taxi Service

Firetruck Taxi Service

This column often deals with serious issues that challenge you to think about improving your situation or take some sort of action that enhances your condition.  We thought we might take the opportunity to lighten it up a bit and share a “feel good” story. Sandy...
The Grief of Ambiguous Loss

The Grief of Ambiguous Loss

When dealing with grief-inducing loss, it feels awful.  When that loss continues day after day without any end in sight, it can be excruciating.  The term for such continuous heartache as one deals with a continually changing health situation is called “ambiguous...