Tag: advocacy

Chicago Psychiatrist Allegedly Prescribed Dangerous Drug to Thousands of Nursing Home Residents – Just for Kick(back)s

What? A case of fraud, kickbacks, and unethical behavior in Chicago? I’m shocked! Not really. But I am really disgusted. And pissed. I’m pissed because the victims in this alleged crime are Chicago’s very own nursing home residents – one of the most vulnerable populations in our community. You may have seen in the news... Read more »

Why National Family Caregivers Month Matters (Even on Election Day)

If you have not voted yet, stop reading this now! Please go vote and then come back to my blog. There – I’ve done my civic duty by urging you to vote (and yes, I voted at 7:30 AM). In case I wasn’t persuasive enough, perhaps this little dude Truett can convince you (Oh, and... Read more »

Playgrounds for Elders: A Great Idea with a Horrible Name

Several years ago, I visited my great aunt who had recently moved into a nursing home. I was accompanied by my father and uncle, neither of which was very, um, enthusiastic about the potential indignities of long-term care. As we wound our way through the old hallways, we found we could walk through the dining... Read more »
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Packers - Seahawks Debacle: The Moral of the Story for Caregivers

You don’t have to be a Green Bay Packers fan – or even a football fan – to feel bad for the Packers after their loss to the Seattle Seahawks last night. After what some experts are agreeing was the worst call in NFL history, even a Bears fan like me feels a sense of... Read more »

When I am an Alzheimer’s advocate, I shall wear purple…

This Friday, September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. What, you say? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just have a “national” day – it’s actually got a “world” day? That’s right. And it should, considering that according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 35 million people around the world and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related... Read more »