Elder Guru is for sale!

by Johnathan on June 21, 2016

This website, complete with Facebook page, email list, and all past articles, is for sale. While we enjoy the subject matter and the writing, our efforts are being pulled in new directions. Contact us for more information!

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Tips To Make A Home Senior Citizen Friendly And Safe

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Elder Guru, in partnership with Wise Age Books, has made a new book available to assist caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia. Knowing the challenges caregivers face when providing care in their home, and caregivers’ desires to keep their loved one safely at home for as long as possible, and seeing little […]

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