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in all aspects of elder care, from health care to finance to mental health. Our
experts answer caregivers’ questions, providing guidance and inspiration.
K. Gabriel Heiser is an attorney with over 25 years experience in elder law and estate planning. Heiser is the author of "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets," an annually updated practical guide for the layperson. Visit www.MedicaidSecrets.com for more info.
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Cindy Laverty is a Caregiver Coach and Founder of The Care Company. She is also the host of The Cindy Laverty Show, the only commercial radio program dedicated to the subject of CARE - how we care for ourselves, so we can better care for each other.
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Ross Blair is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of eHealthMedicare.com, a website that makes it easier for seniors and their caregivers to select and enroll in the best Medicare products for their specific needs.
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Lynn Harrelson is a pharmacist who specializes in medication and prescription management for seniors. She provides health care services and information that help individuals remain independent in their homes, retirement and assisted living facilities.
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Marlis describes herself as a “Gramma who loves technology and has a lot to say.” She blogs about whatever catches her interest: food, books, family and more. For AgingCare.com, she writes about the issues facing the elderly and her experiences caring for her husband, Chuck, who suffers from dementia. See more of her story below.
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A retired physician and accomplished author, Dr. Hilfiker was diagnosed in 2012 with a progressive mild cognitive impairment, which he says is almost certainly Alzheimer’s disease. His voice gives a profound perspective that will allow AgingCare.com caregivers to witness the world from inside a fading mind. See his story below
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Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in end of life care, hospice and bereavement: providing education, support,and healing to patients and those who care about them.
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Renata Gelman, RN, BSN, is assistant director of clinical services at Partners in Care, an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). In this role, she coordinates patient care and manages a multi-disciplinary team of field nursing and home health care professionals in the clinical area of a VNSNY’s private care division.
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Ralph S. Robbins, CFP© is a licensed Certified Financial Planning Practitioner and Accredited VA Claims Agent specializing in Eldercare Financial Planning. He works everyday helping families in crisis find creative ways to fund long-term care expenses and deal with family financial issues.
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Molly Gligor leads the Houston area network of Dignity Memorial® funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. As a licensed funeral director for the past 20 years, she has assisted thousands of families at difficult times, helping them celebrate the significance of lives that have been lived and preserving memories with dignity and honor.
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Sue Maxwell heads the Lee Memory Care Clinic, which provides evaluation, treatment, as well as family counseling and community outreach for people affected by memory loss.
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Gail M. Samaha is the founder of GMS Associates. She is a successful management consultant who from her own personal experience along with her background as a hospice volunteer and 30 years of business management, created an elder care planning division for elders and caregivers and trusted advisors.
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Rosenblatt has 40 years of combined experience in nursing and law. She is the author of "The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents", offering practical solutions to legal and health care issues that adult children of aging parents face. She writes about healthy aging, family conflict and mediation of disputes related to aging.
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Naples, FL serving families nationwide
Sheri Samotin brings more than 30 years of business and management experience to LifeBridge Solutions. She is a National Certified Guardian and a Certified Daily Money Manager. Sheri is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.
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Dr. Vik Rajan is a board certified internist, pediatrician, and nephrologist, who is the founder of Houston Patient Advocacy, which provides health information and advocacy (locally and nationally) to patients and their families who have questions about their health or feel lost in the medical system.
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Lynn Ivey left her banking career to care for her mother with dementia. Adult day care became a critical component for her mother, providing social stimulation and medical supervision, while enabling her to continue living at home.
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Melanie Sponholz is a Physical Therapist with a Board Certification in Geriatrics (GCS). Melanie is the Director of Quality Assurance and Professional Development at Fox Rehabilitation. She is an alumnus of Columbia University where she received a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
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Deanna Lueckenotte is the author of "Alzheimer's Days Gone By: For Those Caring For Their Loved Ones." She plans to continue publishing books related to Alzheimer's and caregivers. She would also like to continue her education by obtaining her doctorate in geriatrics.
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Jon P. Beyrer, CFP, EA, is a personal financial adviser, specializing in comprehensive financial planning and investment portfolio management. He is a partner of Blankinship & Foster, LLC, a fee-only wealth advisory firm in Solana Beach, California. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Financial and Tax Planning.
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Rosanne Rogé joined R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. in January 1995. She is a graduate of C.W. Post - Long Island University. Ms. Rogé is certified by The Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards to use the professional certifications CFP and Certified Financial Planner. She is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).
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Joshua Greenberg is Chairman and President of HealthCPA, a provider of personal health care financial management and medical billing advocacy. HealthCPA saves people money by helping them navigate the complex environment of today’s health care system.
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Mary A. Languirand, PhD, is in private practice in Garden City, NY, and counsels individuals, families, and health professionals in skilled nursing facilities. She co-authored (with Robert Bornstein, PhD) "When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care."
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Alan Kanter, A.I.A., specializes in home design and modifications for aging. Certified as an Aging in Place Specialist by the National Association of Home Builders, he helps elders live at home independently in surroundings that are safe, healthful, and environmentally responsible.
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Dr. James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT is an authority on caregiver burnout, compassion and addictions. He blogs for Psychology Today, and is on the NASW committee aimed at establishing national standardization of caregiving. With a practice in South Florida, he runs wellness workshops for professionals and family caregivers. Visit www.drjamie.com
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Robert F. Bornstein, PhD is Professor of psychology at Adelphi University, and has published more than 150 articles and book chapters in psychology. He co-authored (with Mary A. Languirand, PhD) "When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care."
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Dr. Davis has worked in psychiatric hospitals, juvenile detention halls, residential treatment, and outpatient clinics. He has a special interest in aging issues, has treated seniors up to age 85 years old and has expertise in depression, anxiety, addressing conflicts in families.
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Living Words is an arts and literature programme that uses the spoken and written word to help people feel present in their lives, regardless of circumstance. Susanna Howard works with dementia patients and weaves their words into poetry, empowering creative communication between people living with dementia and their caregivers.
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Over the span of two decades author, columnist and speaker Carol Bradley Bursack cared for a neighbor and six elderly family members. Because of this experience, Bradley Bursack created a portable support group, the book "Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories."
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