Archive for February, 2012

Why Your Elderly Parents Might Be Petty and Demanding

Why Your Elderly Parents Might Be Petty and Demanding

Are elderly parents petty and demanding? Someone actually found our blog by searching Google with that question.  You can just imagine her frustra

Boundaries, Caregiving, Mental Health, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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10 Helpful Insights into Dementia and Alzheimer’s

10 Helpful Insights into Dementia and Alzheimer’s

I once had the following conversation with “Doris” who called our office asking for her caregiver “Sandy.” Me:  Hi, Doris. Doris:  Who

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

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Things Your Elderly Parents May Not Want You to Know . . .

Things Your Elderly Parents May Not Want You to Know . . .

It starts out with Santa Claus.  And then it moves on to the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and eventually incontinence.  Throughout your life, ther

Caregivers, Caregiving, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Eat, Drink, and Be a Merry Senior

Getting out of the house or apartment is an event that most of our clients look forward to every week. Without the assistance of a weekly non-medical

Companionship, Senior Care Tips

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Strangers with Candy: Senior Edition

Strangers with Candy:  Senior Edition

When you were little, your parents probably sat you down one day and told you not to take candy from strangers.  Now that your parents are getting up

Exploitation, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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8 Tips For When Mom or Dad Lives with You

8 Tips For When Mom or Dad Lives with You

When “Sandy” proposed the idea of her dad coming to live with them, her husband was on board with the decision.  And at first, everything was fin

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

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Scrapbooking Senior Style

Scrapbooking Senior Style

Life growing up was very different for today’s seniors than it was for the younger people who are now caring for them.  Grandma at 80 today would h

Alzheimer's, Companionship, Dementia, Reminiscing, Senior Care Tips

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