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Seniors and Post Pandemic Driving:

Seniors and Post Pandemic Driving: 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before They Get Behind the Wheel Again

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 19, 2021

Guest Article by Vicki Spraul, President and Founder of Gray Matters Alliance, LLC Raise your hand if you are itching to return to your normal routines, get back to your familiar activities or get in the car and hit the open roads. Well, guess who else is itching to get out there……our older drivers, maybe…

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What do I do? My parents are hoarding

What Do I Do? My Parents Are Hoarding

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 12, 2021

Guest Article By Denise Lee  It‘s painful to see people you care about put themselves in a precarious situation. Our natural inclination is to jump in and fix the problem so we can make the situation better. Here’s the rub, our efforts to help can actually worsen the situation. Typically, I get a phone call or…

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Lockdown Uplift: Tips to Enhance Connection with Loved Ones in Senior Communities

Lockdown Uplift: Tips to Enhance Connection with Loved Ones in Senior Communities

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Mar 19, 2021

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW  Families are finding themselves in difficult situations during this pandemic.  A common issue that I have been discussing with clients is how to best support their loved ones who are in senior living communities.  Many communities tasked with protecting their residents’ health across the continuum of care (independent senior…

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A More Hopeful Outcome For A Family Member’s Hoarding

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Feb 22, 2021

Guest Article By Denise Lee | February 18, 2021 “Look at this mess! Mom, how can you live this way?” The daughter was clearly upset, but her comments only upset her mom. “Be nice. You don’t have the right to talk to me that way. How I live is my business.” Perhaps you’ve experienced a…

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Caregiver March 2019 Hands being held

Caregiving – A Stressful Calling

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jan 20, 2020

By: Cheryl Hitchcock          Approximately 65 million Americans are caregivers to loved ones. These people, who care for loved ones without training as health care professionals, are in many cases forced to do so due to our aging population and changes in health care system. Whether an ill partner or child, or…

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