Meet Caring.com's Experts

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Isaac Eliaz

Alternative Health Expert

MD cancer, alternative health

Isaac Eliaz, MD, is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator, and clinical practitioner. He has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s. Eliaz is a frequent guest lecturer on integrative medical approaches to health, immune enhancement, and cancer prevention and treatment. For more information, visit www.dreliaz.org.

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Rita Files

Veterans Benefits Expert

LPN, VSR, Aging with Grace veterans benefits

Rita Files, LPN, VSR, a nationally recognized expert on the elderly, has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, with 20 years focused on eldercare. She has developed programs for many leading providers in the senior living industry. Accredited through the V.A. in veterans' benefits, she is an advocate and powerful resource committed to educating veterans and their families about the nonservice connected pension benefit and providing them with accurate information.

She is cofounder and COO of Aging with Grace.

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Dennis Fortier

Brain Fitness Expert

President and CEO, Medical Care Corporation Alzheimer's, technology, dementia

Dennis Fortier, MA, MBA, is the president and CEO of Medical Care Corporation, a neuroinformatics company that develops assessment technologies, enabling physicians to objectively evaluate memory and other cognitive functions in their patients. Fortier also authors the widely followed Brain Today blog, writing about advances in brain health, memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease.

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Theresa Garnero

Diabetes Expert

Clinical Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator diabetes

Theresa Garnero is clinical nurse manager of Diabetes Services at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

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Harvey Gilbert

Radiation Therapy Expert

MD - Radiation oncologist cancer treatment, alternative medicine, radiation therapy

Harvey Gilbert, MD, is a radiation oncologist with more than 35 years of professional experience in the medical field, working with cancer patients. He has edited 14 medical textbooks and coauthored 40 papers in the field of oncology. Dr. Gilbert is the medical director of the Ben Schaffer Cancer Institute in Lodi, California.

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Michael Gilfix

Legal Issues Expert

Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys legal , tax planning, long-term care

Michael Gilfix is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning by the State Bar of California. He was chosen as a Super Lawyer by his peers and has been a national leader in the fields of law, long-term care, tax, and asset protection for more than 35 years. He writes and lectures about these topics across the nation and is the primary author of Tax, Estate, and Financial Planning for the Elderly: Forms and Practice. He has successfully advised thousands of families about protective long-term care planning.

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Graham Glass

Parkinson's Expert

MD, San Francisco Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Care Center; University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Parkinson's, parkinson's drug therapy, parkinson's diagnosis

Graham A. Glass, MD, is the deputy director of the San Francisco Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Care Center (PADRECC) and an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the Mayo Clinic.

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Nan Hayes

Moving Expert

Senior Relocation Expert, Right-Sized Living moving, housing

Nan Hayes is founder of MoveSeniors.com, the national resource network of Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists for seniors, and President of RightSized Living, a senior home transition service in Illinois.

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Monica Heltemes

Alzheimers Activities Expert

Occupational Therapist, MindStart: Activities for Persons With Memory Loss alzheimers, alzheimers activities

Monica is an occupational therapist and designer of adapted dementia products through her company MindStart. Activities for Persons With Memory Loss. In addition, she works with the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association and the University of Minnesota on dementia issues. MindStart provides age-appropriate and stage-appropriate dementia activities, such as games, puzzles, and books. The items are simplified to meet the needs of various stages of dementia while remaining dignified and familiar in appearance

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Frederick Hertz

Attorney and Mediation Expert

Attorney, Mediator & Author Attorney and Mediation

Frederick Hertz is a lawyer, mediator and author based in Oakland, California whose work focuses on property co-ownership and financial relationships between siblings, families, spouses and domestic partners, business partners, friends, and unmarried couples. He provides both transaction and negotiation counsel and also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in these areas.