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About Anthony Cirillo

Anthony Cirillo is Global Practice Partner of GIS Healthcare, a provider of caregiver solutions. A health and aging expert, professional speaker, and media influencer, he is a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Executives with a master’s from Penn. Antony serves as a Policy RoundTable member for Nationwide Financial and Bank of America.
Latest Posts | By Anthony Cirillo
Elderspeak in the Time of Corona – What the Nuns Can Teach Us
4 weeks ago

Elderspeak in the Time of Corona – What the Nuns Can Teach Us

The Corona pandemic has exposed hidden prejudices and a cultural bias of ageism. Part of that discussion is “Elderspeak.” It occurs when an older adult is spoken to by health care workers…
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The Self Defense of Caregivers – Using Martial Arts Principles to Regain Your Footing as a Caregiver
2 months ago

The Self Defense of Caregivers – Using Martial Arts Principles to Regain Your Footing as a Caregiver

Caregiving can often feel like a full-contact sport, and all too many caregivers find themselves under siege by other family members and even the ones to whom they provide care. This sense of attack drives caregivers either into despair or…
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10 Activities Your Kids Can Do with a Loved One Who Is Living with Dementia – Even When They Can’t Attend in Person
3 months ago

10 Activities Your Kids Can Do with a Loved One Who Is Living with Dementia – Even When They Can’t Attend in Person

The relationship between a child and a person living with dementia can be very enriching for both. In our Caregiver Summit, I interviewed Kathryn Harrison…
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The Art of Decluttering: How to Do It While Keeping Your Sanity and Having Fun
4 months ago

The Art of Decluttering: How to Do It While Keeping Your Sanity and Having Fun

Most people want to age in the home they have. According to AARP, three out of four people 50-plus want to stay in their homes and communities as they age…
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The Basics of Protecting Our Brain from Dementia
5 months ago

The Basics of Protecting Our Brain from Dementia

There is a common myth that once someone is diagnosed with dementia, well, it’s very much a death sentence, perhaps a tortuously long-time coming…
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The Hardships and Joys of Grandparents Raising Their Grandkids
6 months ago

The Hardships and Joys of Grandparents Raising Their Grandkids

By  •  Family

There are nearly three million grandparents raising eight million grandchildren in the U.S. That has a cost in terms of time, money, and health. Our Caregiver Summit covers this topic in three sessions…
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Knives Out: How to Avoid Family Conflict or Worse This Holiday Season
7 months ago

Knives Out: How to Avoid Family Conflict or Worse This Holiday Season

By  •  Family

The movie Knives Out hunts down the clues to the death of Harlan Thrombey, a renowned crime novelist, who invites his family to his mansion for his 85th birthday party. The next morning, he is found dead…
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How to Proactively Prepare Your Work Environment for a Potential Caregiver Crisis
8 months ago

How to Proactively Prepare Your Work Environment for a Potential Caregiver Crisis

Elizabeth Miller, a speaker at my third Caregiver Smile Summit, spoke to me about preparing for the inevitable caregiver crisis while you are at work. She is a family caregiver, certified caregiving consultant…
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11 Stages of Caregiving – What You Should Know When Taking Care of a Loved One
9 months ago

11 Stages of Caregiving – What You Should Know When Taking Care of a Loved One

I talk a lot about the life stages of a caregiver and the caregiving experience. For our Caregiver Smile Summit, we actually broke our segments into 12 life stages in order to mimic real life…
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4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place
10 months ago

4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place

Over the three years of our Caregiver Smile Summit, we have had leading experts speak about how technology can assist aging in place. In this article, we look at what they are seeing…
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