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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

Caregiving Is All About Boundaries – Do You Know How to Set Them?
6 days ago

Caregiving Is All About Boundaries – Do You Know How to Set Them?

Advice about creating healthy boundaries fills entire sections of bookstores. I guess that’s because determining how to set and apply healthy boundaries in real life is challenging…
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3 Tips to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home: It May Take Some Effort but Is Worth the Safety It Provides!
6 days ago

3 Tips to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home: It May Take Some Effort but Is Worth the Safety It Provides!

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Dementia does not look the same for everyone, and oftentimes, we do not know how symptoms will transpire in each person until after they’ve occurred. More people are hoping to live in their homes…
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How to Look After Your Elderly Parents Without Taking Away Their Independence
1 week ago

How to Look After Your Elderly Parents Without Taking Away Their Independence

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There comes a time in most of our lives when we must take on the role of caregiver. For many of us, that time comes when our elderly parents can no longer look after themselves as well as they once did…
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Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia
3 weeks ago

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia

“I’m Losing My Mind”

When my mother began to lose her memory, she laughed about it. “Sometimes I feel like my brain is made of Swiss cheese,” she’d say, “and I keep putting my keys in one of the holes.” Read More

5 Reasons that Gardens Are So Important for People with Dementia
4 weeks ago

5 Reasons that Gardens Are So Important for People with Dementia

Summer is here, so it’s time to get going in the garden and look forward to being outside more. Read More

My Father’s an Exhibitionist – What to Do When a Parent Acts Out
2 months ago

My Father’s an Exhibitionist – What to Do When a Parent Acts Out

As part of our ongoing Caregiver Smile Summit, I recently spoke to Dr. Pamela Pitman Brown, a credentialed professional gerontologist and a fellow in the Academy of Gerontology, about the topic of inappropriate sexual behaviors…
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How Caregiving Taught Me the Need to Plan for Aging
2 months ago

How Caregiving Taught Me the Need to Plan for Aging

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You may have taken care of an older relative in the past, but odds are, you’re a caregiver right now. If that’s the case, I say, “Good on you, and congratulations for stepping up.” Read More

Can Music Make Your Aging Parents Less Cranky? You Won’t Know Until You Try!
2 months ago

Can Music Make Your Aging Parents Less Cranky? You Won’t Know Until You Try!

“Am I a bad daughter?” My friend Melissa asks this question often.

Frankly, her mom is… well… difficult. And Melissa is often left wondering if she could “do better” so her mom wouldn’t be so… challenging. Read More

Aging Life Care Professionals: 3 Things You Should Know Before Hiring One
4 months ago

Aging Life Care Professionals: 3 Things You Should Know Before Hiring One

The stress of caregiving often puts strains on families and relationships, not to mention the toll it takes on someone’s health. But here’s the thing, you’re not alone in this. Read More