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Dear Judie

Advice and guidance from author and TC Palm columnist Judie Rappaport on caring for loved ones at home, managing care, alzheimer's, geriatric care and dementia.

Important Questions to Determine if Your Parent is Safe at Home Alone

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 24, 2017
If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, your loved one may be unsafe alone at home.
Important Questions to Determine if Your Parent is Safe at Home Alone

Managing Aggressive Alzheimer’s Behavior

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 24, 2017
Alzheimer's can make your loved ones act in ways that they would not normally act. Learn to cope with Alzheimers behavior that can be aggressive and hurtful.
Managing Aggressive Alzheimer’s Behavior

Long Distance Driving - How To Keep Mom Safe

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 10, 2017
Driving is a big part of our identity as free individuals. As we age, our ability to drive diminishes. Learn about what to do when an elder loved one is insistent on driving.
Categories: Caregiver HelpDear Judie
Long Distance Driving - How To Keep Mom Safe

Does Your Parent’s Medication Put Them at Serious Risk?

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
While prescribed to help, medications can pose risks for seniors. There are valid reasons to regularly check out prescriptions in your loved one's medicine cabinet.
Does Your Parent’s Medication Put Them at Serious Risk?

Why Storms Are So Scary to Alzheimer's Sufferers

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Thunder and lightning can be terrifying for Alzheimer's sufferers and with violent storms moving through regularly during the summer, it's good to know how to help a patient or loved one cope.
Why Storms Are So Scary to Alzheimer's Sufferers

Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Whether in the United States or abroad, seniors will be among the crowds traveling during the summer months. Medical clearances and travel with friends are among factors to be considered for the elderly.
Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

Resources to Help Continue Caregiving

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 29, 2015
The burden of caregiving becomes greater with time. The key to continued ability to give care to elderly loved ones is education and preparation.
Resources to Help Continue Caregiving

The Healing Power of Laughter

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 22, 2015
There are many simple things an elderly loved one can do to improve their health and well-being. One of these things is laughter. Sometimes, laughter really can be the best medicine!
Categories: Caregiver HelpDear Judie
The Healing Power of Laughter

Tools to Help With Mealtimes

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 15, 2015
Arthritis can interfere with everyday activities. Learn about tools that are available to help with mealtimes.
Categories: Caregiver HelpDear Judie
Tools to Help With Mealtimes

Tips to Deal With Hearing Loss

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 8, 2015
An elderly loved one may be dealing with hearing loss, but avoiding getting a hearing aid. What you can do to help.
Categories: Caregiver HelpDear Judie
Tips to Deal With Hearing Loss