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Caring for Aging Parents: Navigating the Journey

By Rachael Mann   The last couple of years have come with big milestones for my parents: retiring, celebrating their forty-fifth anniversary, and turning seventy. It has brought me so much joy to see them enjoying all of it. But it has been frightening, too. I’ve noticed my parents “winding down.” Mom used to be a housecleaning wizard; now there’s dust bunnies on the rug. Dad used to love tending […]

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Long-term Healthcare Facilities and Coronavirus

It’s never easy when you have to find a long-term housing solution for an ill loved one, but it is especially difficult during times of a pandemic. Covid has upended all of our lives for an uncertain amount of time. Recently, the government of New York has come under fire for a directive requiring long-term elder care facilities to take on non-critical coronavirus patients. New York was one of several […]

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Waiting Out a Pandemic…How to Pass the Time During Coronavirus

Waiting Out a Pandemic…How to Pass the Time During Coronavirus

Many of us are under “shelter in place” or “quarantine” orders and we’re all going nuts. If you can’t work from home, or even if you can, you have free time on your hands. What to do? You can binge watch only so much Netflix or Hulu, and then you need to do something else. What else? If you are working from home and/or you’re a parent with children at […]

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Coronavirus: Protecting Yourself and Your Loved One

As writers and publishers of books for caregivers, we feel it is important to give our readers information on the latest health crisis. COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, after spreading to at least 114 countries and killing more than 4,000 people. The disease spreads mainly through person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets the infected person […]

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Revised! Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia

With over 30,000 downloads, Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia is one of the most popular titles in our Alzheimer’s Roadmap series. Because of this immense interest, we’ve written a second edition to address information on current trends in nutrition. Nutrition plays a key role in brain health, and proper nutrition can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or slow the progression of the disease. But what is “proper […]

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How to Save Money on Healthcare

All of us have healthcare horror stories. For me, my healthcare horror stories are all centered around my father’s diagnosis, treatment, and death from early onset dementia. Trying to figure out how to afford the care he deserved, knowing that I still had to hold a full-time job to help take care of my own family was stressful. My experience led to my team creating a series of books to […]

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Grief and How to Say Goodbye

If you have lost a loved one, then you know how difficult it is at that time to think about anything. It is not just that it’s painful to consider anything practical. It’s also that your grief is too large, too agonizingly present. It crowds out everything else. What complicates the death of a loved one with dementia is that you can begin to feel grief long before your loved […]

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BELS Revisited: Answering Your Questions About the Exam

Guest post by Sarah Felde Back in October 2014, I wrote a post about my experiences taking the Board of Editors in Life Sciences (BELS) exam (http://www.willtown.com/01/bels-earned-editor-life-sciences-certification/). Since that post went live, the blog has received dozens of emails and online comments asking for more information about the test. In general, readers want to know three things:  What’s the best way to prepare for the exam? What topics are covered […]

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Our Editorial Director On Academia, Leading, and Publishing

Karen Kassel is the Editorial Director for WilliamsTown Communications. Karen has a strong academic background and years of experience in scientific research and writing. Here she talks about how she came to WilliamsTown, why she enjoys the editorial field, and what it means to her to lead a team of talented writers and editors. What is your academic background? I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tabor College (a […]

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