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Marcia Southwick of NASGA- Guardian Abuse #71

It’s been called “a good law gone bad.” Over the years, guardianship law has been misapplied, misused, and sometimes just plain manipulated, until it has become what it is today… a threat to the health, wealth and freedom to our elderly and disabled citizens. Diane’s special guest expert, Marcia Southwick-

Geraldine Callahan – Demystifying Medicare & Medicaid #70

Of all the financial issues that impact our aging parents, planning for Medicare and Medicaid are among the most important… and the most confusing. This week on Parents are Hard to Raise, Diane’s special guest expert Geraldine Callahan demystifies the process. Here Are Some Handy Links To People,

Molly Wisniewski Activities for Dementia Caregivers #69

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are about 16 million Americans caring for a family member with some form of neurocognitive disease. To them, life can often feel like an out-of-control freight train, filled with 36-hour days… This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane’s special guest expert—Molly Wisniewski— founding editor

Anthony Colandro- Dad has Dementia…and a Gun. What Now? #67

Longtime listeners will recognize this week's guest expert as the guy who helps keep our parents safer with this unique brand of wit and wisdom. Anthony Colandro is a nationally recognized personal security expert who has spent most of his adult life helping others to protect their most valuable assets,

Dr. Gianni Pirelli – Legal Mental Competency. Who Decides? #66

The issue of legal mental competency can be a complicated and emotion-packed subject, even under the best of circumstances.  This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Diane’s special guest, forensic psychologist, Dr. Gianni Pirelli, pulls back the curtain on a common problem, we’d all rather not think about. Sane or

Dr. Felice Gersh –The Brain-Gut Connection #64

  Eat right and get a good night’s rest… we’ve heard it since we were kids.  But modern medicine is now discovering that digestive health and sleep cycles may be far more critical to our aging parents mood and cognition than we ever could have suspected. This week on Parents Are Hard

New VA Care Options, Plus You Are As Old As the Words You Use #63

  This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Can our words, thoughts and actions really change our physical age? Plus… a new government program promises help for aging Veterans. But will this new brainstorm be the panacea they promise, or just another government engineered nightmare waiting to happen? Links

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