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Suicide and Aging: What you need to know

Today at Brooksby Village (a continuing-care retirement community) in Danvers, MA, I attended a four-hour “Suicide and Aging: Gatekeeper Workshop,” presented by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley (Family Services of the Merrimack Valley). I learned that white men over age 75+ with access to firearms are the greatest risk group; and for every homicide reported, […]

Edith Stands with ADA25Boston March

ADA 25th Anniversary: Boston Commoners are We!

A person with disabilities of my own, I was grateful to make it down to the Boston Common for the ADA25Boston Celebration yesterday, thanks to Edith, my beloved get-it-done/personal-care assistant and companion, who drove us down from our home in the Topsfield wilderness. Edith helped us get to the start of the march, at the […]

Mary's Private Notes: MAP Conference 2015: Alz.Assoc. MA/NH

Robin Hood Redux: MAP Conference 2015: Mary’s Private Notes

This is the second in a series of two posts. 1st post in this series: Robin Hood Redux: MAP Conference 2015: About 80% of long-term-care services in the USA are provided by (often unpaid) family caregivers. Many in this population do not have access to the latest and greatest conference presentations due to barriers financial, […]

Robin Hood Redux: MAP Conference 2015: About

This is the first in a series of two posts. 2nd post in this series: Robin Hood Redux: MAP Conference 2015: Mary’s Private Notes 80% of long-term-care services in the USA are provided by (often unpaid) family caregivers. Many in this population do not have access to the latest and greatest conference presentations due to […]

More Love, Less Fear: 3 take-aways from MA/NH Alz Assoc Conference 5/21

Dear Friends, I attended the MA/NH Alzheimer’s Association “Map Through the Maze: Conference for Professionals” this past Wednesday, 5/21. It was one of the hardest things I’ve done since my mom passed away from Frontotemporal Degeneration almost six years ago. The event was held in Marlboro, MA, where I worked as a professional user-experience design […]