Christopher Award Press Release

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We are thrilled beyond measure to have our book honored with a Christopher Award!!
We especially love Tony Rossi’s sentiment: “The world around us can seem like a dark place but the stories we honor with Christopher Awards remind us that we can illuminate the darkness by choosing to practice faith, love, compassion, courage, teamwork, and determination.” Continue Reading Christopher Award Press Release

Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way

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One of the other things Marcy learned – and on which Dr. Eckstrom elaborates in “The Gift of Caring” – is to educate yourself about specifics of your parents’ health because “97 percent of medical students do not take a single course in geriatric medicine.” In other words, many doctors aren’t trained to treat the unique needs of seniors. They often attribute symptoms to “old age,” when they’re anything but. Continue Reading Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way

‘The Gift of Caring’ review: Advice for helping your aging parents

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Every day, 10,000 U.S. citizens turn 65. By 2030, 70 million Americans — one out of every five — will be over 65. Much has been written about the burden in medical services this will place on the economy. Yet only recently has attention been turned in popular media toward the quality of those services and the implications for the end of all our lives.
Read more: OregonLive Continue Reading ‘The Gift of Caring’ review: Advice for helping your aging parents