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Hospice Care

I have a quite personal reason for posting this today. Last week, on Sunday, 8 days ago, my mother went into an inpatient hospice care, after being at my sister’s house on outpatient, on location care for just about 3 days. Alive Hospice in Nashville began giving her pain medication upon her arrival, and she [&hellip

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Caring for aging/sick parents

A lot of us in this stage of life (55-70), especially in the 50′s age decade,  have parents that are 80′s or 90′s.  My Dad died at 79 suddenly at Christmas in 2011,  and my Mom just turned 80.  Having had breast cancer surgery and chemo 12 years ago,  for 11 years after that she [&hellip

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Why Twitter for Seniors?

Some of you might ask: Why does Sciddy see the need to “Tweet”?  Isn’t Twitter mostly young people texting meaningless details abut their lives?  Actually,  no.  Although there is doutless some of that to be found on Twitter,  if you use Twitter you only see the Tweets of those who you follow on Twitter (and [&hellip

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Cable Companies Too Big?

The recent news about Comcast seeking approval to buy Time Warner has brought the issue of Cable/Broadband Company monopolies to the fore.  This is an issue that can find strong advocates on both sides of the Democratic/Republican aisle.  The strongest opponents of growing Cable/ISP companies increasing their monopolies are usually also strong advocates of Internet [&hellip

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Mobile tools for older adults after all

Contrary to the idea many have that the older population is not using mobie devices, I noticed at my Mother in law’s 80th birthday, many of her friends who came to the party were sharing grandkid pictures and dog pictures on their smart phones. The use of mobile devices by the older segments of the [&hellip

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