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Calcium Supplements: Dangerous for Women?

Published on September 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Calcium supplements can be dangerous for women by causing an imbalance in magnesium, which is vital to proper heart function. How can women avoid potentially serious heart problems?

Learn to Ask For & Receive Help: There’s No Reason to Go It Alone!

Published on August 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

One of the hardest lessons for me to learn–but one that changed my life profoundly–was the importance of asking for and receiving help. As a career and business strategist, I work every week with mostly mid- to senior-level professionals from around the U.S. on career changes, launching and marketing small businesses and identifying, finding and more »

Help and hope for Alzheimers Caregivers

Published on June 11, 2010 By Susan Tolles

From Dale Carter: While discovering that our aging parent has Alzheimer’s may seem like a devastating loss, one woman shows us the way to view it as a life-changing opportunity. That woman is Lori La Bey.  She is no stranger to Alzheimer’s.  Her mother suffered early onset Alzheimer’s, and after 30 years, is in the more »

Lessons on being resilient

Published on May 5, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Our aging parents face all sorts of challenges as they grow older: A simple illness can wreak havoc on a compromised immune system. A fall can result in a broken hip and extensive rehab. The loss of a spouse can result in quick onset of depression. The 3 challenges I’ve listed are more common than more »

Survival tools for a caregiver

Published on April 12, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Margery Pabst, author of “Enrich Your Caregiving Journey” was a guest on my BlogTalkRadio show.  If you have time, I highly recommend you listen to the archived recording.  She shared so many nuggets of wisdom for caregivers.  I’ve decided to highlight 3 tools that I think are quite unique and powerful. Create a Circle of more »

Can memory loss be prevented?

Published on March 21, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Articles about preventing memory loss are prevalent these days.  For those of us caring for elderly parents, we are likely immersed in caring for a parent with dementia… or perhaps our parent recently received the diagnosis…or we are watching our parents closely for signs.  I realized something last night as I was leaving a meeting.  more »

“Top 5″ lists when caring for aging parents

Published on February 17, 2010 By Susan Tolles

I’ve created two Top 5 lists that summarize keypoints that will help you and your aging parent before crisis hits. 5 things I did (in my mother’s crisis) that helped 5 things I wish I had known and done beforehand 5 Things I did that helped us: 1. From the start, my mother and I more »

Caregivers–parenting your parents

Published on February 15, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Parenting our parents is one of the greatest challenges for the over-50 generation. It can mean not only taking care of your family and your career, but also taking care of the physical and emotional needs of an aging parent who becomes more dependent on you every day. It is important to get support when more »

How to Deal with a Difficult Sibling in Decision-making for an Aging Parent

Published on February 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

It seems that every day I have a similar conversation with friends and colleagues.  “I can’t get our family on the same page about our elderly parent.  It’s like my brother came in from another planet.”  I laughed the first time I heard that statement but realize that’s exactly how I felt about my brother! more »

Faith of a mom

Published on January 18, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Tomorrow I will send my daughter and her husband off to the Dominican Republic for at least a year. She is a new PA (Physician Assistant) and had decided months ago that she wanted to give back in gratitude for all the blessings and skills she has been given. They chose Makarios in the Dominican more »