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Dementia Care and Running Interference

Dementia Care and Running Interference

Throughout her writing, caregiving expert Harriet Hodgson details her journey caring for her mother with memory disease. In her book “Alzheimer’s:

Aging in Place, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

I was my mother’s caregiver for nine years, my twin grandchildren’s guardian/caregiver for seven years, and am my disabled husband’s caregiver n

Caregiver Self Care, Caregivers, Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Loss

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month to help Americans unite in the fight against this chronic brain condition that progressive

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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8 Tips for Family Caregivers

8 Tips for Family Caregivers

1.  Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right.  Reward yourself with respite breaks often. “Because caregiver burnout is a serious con

Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the health benefits of pet ownership. According to Lynette Hart, Ph.D., studies have demons

Aging in Place, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

If you are taking care of elderly parents or others with a chronic illness 24/7 in your own home, you are under stress. The stress can go on for years

Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

When the caregiver burns out, what happens to the person needing care?  The answer is never good. Burnout can happen when a caregiver is overburde

Caregivers, Family Caregivers

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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

1.  Stop by for a visit . . . and bring dinner. Life gets busy, particularly for adult children in the sandwich generation who are taking care of

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications.  Soon, he needed regular at-home care.  If you are taking care of elderly parents, you unde

Boundaries, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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