Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Caring Boomers Newsletter - April 2012
One-third of the year has passed. As we enter the Second Quarter, we have adjusted to Daylight Savings Time and are preparing to celebrate another holiday.
The “hot topic” in February become Whitney Houston. A radio talk show host on Saturday evening, February 18, devoted an hour of his show to “how prepared are you?” encouraging listeners to think about getting their documents in order: Advanced Directives, Durable Power of Attorney (health care, financial) and a will.
This issue will address planning for the unexpected from the perspective of a health care professional and an elder law attorney; information on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and AARP Tax- Aide Program for preparing your 2011 income tax returns, and my legislative visit on March 28, Alzheimer’s Association Annual Sacramento Advocacy Day.
You are invited to join the conversation at the Caring for an Aging Loved One Forum to help you as you travel through life’s journey. Discussion Leaders are: Karen (real estate) and Martin (home safety). If you would like to be a Discussion Leader for: Case Management Issues; Nutrition; Elimination; Skin; Sensory; Communication; Psychosocial; Activities; Medical Management or Travel/Transportation, please email a letter of introduction to cfaalo at yahoo.com.
Visit p. 11 for information on the April 28 seminar “Medication Instructions Management for Elders & Family Caregivers.”
As host of the internet radio talk show [premiering soon], “Aging with Mattyee” I would like to invite walkers to be a part of Team Mattyee at the Zazzle Bay to Breakers . If you are interested in walking, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/org/20004795013 for details and RSVP as soon as possible.
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CONSULTANT’S MESSAGE ...1
PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED ...2
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT: BEHAVIOR MANIFESTATIONS ...3
BOOMER LEGAL ....4
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT: ADVANCE DIRECTIVES ....6
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT: GLOSSARY ....7
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT: CARE LINKS ...17
REFERENCE BOOKS ...18
MEET THE CONSULTANT ...20