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I have a new logo, and I’m pleased to say that the day I purchased it and printed it out, I was able to ask a client what he thought about it, and he immediately recognized it as a tree

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Dementia and Memory: Out of Time, Out of Mind I

So I’m back to that rather slippery theme of memory again – this is the first of two parts. The online Merriam-Webster defines memory as: (1) the power or process of remembering what has been learned; (2) something that is

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Posted in Dementia and Legal Capacity, Mysteries and the End of Life

A Follow-Up to Annuities and Elders – a Complicated Mix

Here is a timely follow-up to the blog post I wrote a few weeks ago about annuities and elders.  The Colorado Division of Insurance recently amended its regulations applicable to advertising and sales promotion of insurance and annuities, effective July

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Posted in Elder Law & Estate Planning Current Developments

Aging, Meaning and Memory

This is another contemplative post – so please forgive me.   I am preparing for a retreat on this exquisite topic of memory. . . . !   Since I find the topic of spirituality and dementia fascinating, I have been reading

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Have You Had the Conversation Yet?

Yesterday morning I attended an informative program put on by the Colorado Guardianship Alliance (of which I am a member) which featured palliative care specialist Dr. Hillary Lum, speaking on Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care and Hospice.  I recently posted

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Annuities and Elders – a Complicated Mix

  Annuities are sometimes described as an emotional investment vehicle because they guarantee lifetime income for a person.  This can help an elder feel more secure about their money, at least about their monthly income.  This security comes at a

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Dementia, Music, Identity and Memory

    Recently my colleague Kristin D. mentioned an NPR story about the Sundance award-winning documentary film “Alive Inside” – she knew I would be interested in it and I did get a chance to see the film at Chez

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Conscious Aging, Memory and Longing

The theme of this post is about remembering and forgetting, for a number of reasons I suppose.  I didn’t forget to publish a post last week, but was absent, away from my everyday for several days, remembering how to ride

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August 6th Interactive Gathering on The Conversation Project

    I recently received an invitation for an event at The Denver Hospice (at their corporate headquarters) and wanted to share it with the community.  I have blogged previously about the importance of having a conversation about end of

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Posted in Change is the Only Constant, Uncategorized

The Insurance Industry’s Response to our Unprecedented Longevity

  This post is about the insurance industry’s response to our unprecedented longevity.  Hmmm. . . . puzzling over the title of this one?  Well, a couple interesting insurance developments have made it onto my radar screen recently and so

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