Category: Family

Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

April 23, 2015 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Dementia, Family 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly affecting film about a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore was universally praised for her unshakeable performance […]

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

March 19, 2015 Victor Medina Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Elder Care, Family, Seniors 0 Comments

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is […]

Lost in the Water

January 19, 2015 Victor Medina Family, Personal 0 Comments

Swim meets are best summed up as sitting on a hard concrete bench for 4.5 hours for a total of two-ish minutes of excitement watching your child. The only other time to reap any rewards as a parent at a swim meet is during “warmups” – which last a lot longer than any of the […]

Snow Means Special Challenges for Seniors, Nursing Homes in NJ

December 18, 2014 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Elder Care, Family, Nursing Home, Seniors 0 Comments

The year’s first snowfall is always an exciting thing, but a little goes a long way. Here in New Jersey, of course, we get more than just a little. https://gty.im/459242996 For our state’s senior population, substantial snowfall can be a serious concern, and not just because of the cold weather. When blizzards become emergencies, issues […]

Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Update an Estate Plan

December 11, 2014 Victor Medina Estate Planning, Family, Family Wealth Planning, Taxes 0 Comments

We all know the holidays are the right time for sleigh riding, bell ringing, and tree trimming… but what about estate planning? https://gty.im/88749768 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently suggested something I like to remind my clients of as well: the holidays truly are the perfect time to update an estate plan. Why? Two reasons, really: togetherness […]