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Your Aging Parents: Dealing with a Parent’s Dementia Diagnosis

2022 Editions May 2022 Your Aging Parents
With many symptoms — that may or may not be dementia — and several different types of dementia, it can feel overwhelming when you are concerned about an aging loved one. There is no known cure for dementia, recognizing the symptoms and common concerns will help you support a parent who is diagnosed with this condition. ...
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Helping Your Aging Parents Avoid Scams

2022 Editions Magazine March 2022 Your Aging Parents
Scams can be overwhelming to spot and work through at any age, but how can you support your parents in remaining safe and vigilant against scammers? Here are some basic tips for how to avoid these scams, and how to check first or investigate further before disclosing any private information. ...
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How to Choose a Pediatrician: Practical Tips on Finding The Right One

Ages & Stages Featured Health
A a parent, you need partners you can trust and count on for the myriad of questions that arise when it comes to your child’s health and wellness. There also may be times when you need to find a pediatric specialist. To find medical professionals who best fit for your child’s needs, here are a few tips to begin the selection process. ...
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Travel-Sized Bites — Food on-the-Go

2021 Editions Featured June/July 2021 Parenting Things to do
If you plan to hit the road this summer, consider ways to avoid fast food by making your own munchies for the road. It saves time and money, lets you make fewer stops, and breaks up the boredom of long car rides. Plus eating nutritious foods is healthier. Whether you are traveling in an RV or a car, here are some tips for the best foods to pack that the whole family will enjoy — and that will keep you on the road longer. ...
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Right-Sizing Life: Making Bold Moves

2021 Editions May 2021 Parenting
Are you curious about or have you considered right-sizing your family’s life? Author Jeannie Fleming-Gifford shares why her family bought a new home half the size of their old one. She provides some insight into making this transition, and explains how it allowed time to plan for short and longer term goals such as more travel, (hopefully) earlier retirement, etc. ...
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Northeast Ohio Parent Profile: Meet an Essential Mom

2021 Editions Magazine May 2021 Parenting
We all know that moms wear many “hats.” When one of the “hats” is being an essential worker — especially over the last year — that mom deserves to be recognized and celebrated. “Hats off” to Jennifer DiGeronimo, mom and nurse manager of obstetrics at Lake Health, in this month’s Northeast Ohio Parent profile. ...
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Purposeful Play Promotes Learning for Preschoolers

2021 Editions Education January 2021
Most times, during joyful play, preschoolers are actively learning, but they don’t realize they are learning. These are the times that parents can connect with their children and build skills needed for future success. ...
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Ease your Loved One’s Move to a Long-Term Care Facility

Aging Answers Magazine November 2020 Uncategorized

The journey of caregiving for a loved one can be complicated. It is even more complicated in the time of COVID-19. However much we want to believe that time and

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Pursuing Plan B: What to do When Your Plan for This School Year is not Working

2020 Editions Education Magazine October 2020 Parenting Parenting Through the Pandemic Worth Noting

When it was time for my daughter to begin kindergarten, I looked at every school option. What did our public school have to offer? What was different about private schools?

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How to Form a Co-op and Collaborate for School Success

2020 Editions Education Featured Magazine Parenting Parenting Through the Pandemic September 2020

As the school year ended without picnics and parties, I thought “never again.” As in, “I never again want to experience online school.” I wasn’t alone. Through text messages,

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