Archive for January, 2012

Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Seniors and Driving Safety

Taking Care of Elderly Parents:  Seniors and Driving Safety

As a senior was driving down the freeway, his cell phone rang.  Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, “Herman, I just heard

Parents Care, Senior Driving

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I Get By (Better) with a Little Help from My Friends

I Get By (Better) with a Little Help from My Friends

Most of us pride ourselves on self-sufficiency.  And, it seems, those elderly folks living alone in their own homes can be very adamant about wanting

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Dementia Care: The 3 Important Questions

Dementia Care:  The 3 Important Questions

It’s an interesting thing, taking care of an elderly parent or spouse with dementia.  You need to have an open mind, a measure of creativity, and a

Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Parents Care

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Safe at Home: 13 Questions to Consider Before the Nursing Home

Safe at Home:  13 Questions to Consider Before the Nursing Home

Remember Macaulay Culkin, the actor who got into lots of mischief staying home alone?  I’m here to tell you that it’s not only children who get i

Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Senior Care Tips

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The Dementia Primer: 7 Pitfalls of Caregiving for People with Dementia

The Dementia Primer:  7 Pitfalls of Caregiving for People with Dementia

Bob, one of our owners, tells the story of taking a client to a doctor’s appointment.  While sitting in the waiting room with “Lila,” she looke

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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The Dementia Primer: 6 Tips for Working with People with Dementia

The Dementia Primer:  6 Tips for Working with People with Dementia

“Doris” loved washing dishes.  She was in her eighties with advanced dementia, but she loved washing the dishes.  The problem was that the dishe

Alzheimer's, Dementia, In-Home Care, Parents Care

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The Dementia Primer: 8 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Dementia Primer: 8 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

When her caregiver arrived, the front and back doors to “Nan’s” home were both open, and she was watching a news show on television.  The careg

Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia

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