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Business Succession and Exit Planning

One of the more interesting facts that a recent survey of family businesses uncovered was that over half of the businesses polled had multiple family...

We Are What We Eat (Or Don’t Eat) - How France’s Wild Hampsters May Help Explain Common Symptoms Associated with Dementia

By Jane Ogilvie, Elder Care Issue Consulting At first glance, the relationship between wild hamsters and “dementia-like behaviors” may seem unlikely...
Author: Jane

We Could Have Found Elsie Sooner

By Jane D. Ogilvie, Elder Care Issue Consultant   Elsie Hoy’s story is one of the latest reminders about the relationship between dementia and...
Author: Jane

That Time of Year: Natural Disaster Planning

Hurricane season may be just passing it's peak, but the same tips apply to areas of the country that get snow, heavy rain, earthquakes, etc.  ......

The Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. It is loaded with...
Author: Gentlehearts

Paying It Forward

Gentle Hearts Referral Service - Charity Program I started Gentle Hearts Referral Service to be able to help assist seniors and their families...
Author: Gentlehearts

Flashlights, Peanut Butter, and Bleach

This summer people around the country have experienced "extreme weather". From fires on the west coast, to heavy thunderstorms and flooding, we're...
Author: Jane

Senior scam crime is on the rise, netting $2.6 billion a year

In today's world, we have most any information at our fingertips. Along with this convenience and power, comes the reality of malicious behavior....
Author: steve

Holiday Traffic & Elderly Drivers

We're entering the "official" summer holiday season this weekend, and welcoming its start with Memorial Day. Here's an important link for everyone...
Author: Jane

Growing number of grandparents are raising grandchildren

Are you apart of the 2.5 million grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in the United States?   PANAMA CITY — Maxine Cecil, 66, has been...