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Finding Support and Community While Caregiving During COVID

Like so many others, Kate P. has watched as her mother’s health has deteriorated over the past couple of years.     This summer, the situation worsened. Her mother, age 77, has been struggling with failing mental health, dementias, and falling. She has gotten lost and had

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Handling Thanksgiving safely during a pandemic

Q: Our family is in turmoil over making plans for Thanksgiving. Our adult children haven’t seen us in months, so they are anxious to get together. I have missed them, but I am not sure it would be wise for

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Caregiving in a Crisis: Caring for parents during the pandemic

  Q: My elderly mother is a private pay resident at an upscale assisted living facility. While I understand the reasons for all the restrictions around visiting, this is very sad for me. My mother has become withdrawn and our relationship

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Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

Q: I have been receiving flyers almost daily from insurance companies promoting their Medicare plans. I usually toss them in the trash without even looking over the information. I have good insurance through my husband’s retirement benefits package, so why

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Finding resources for LGBT seniors

Q: I am concerned about my older brother. He is a 70-year-old gay man whose partner died over a year ago. It was stressful enough when he was dealing with grief, and then the pandemic started. My brother lives in

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Caring for a loved one at home

Q: My husband and I recently moved into a condo in the Merrimack Valley to be closer to our adult children. He has a neurological condition and has been steadily deteriorating. I am determined to keep him at home but