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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.

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner
2 years ago

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner

Caring for a parent or partner living with dementia can become an all-consuming task. It is often an experience that becomes your whole life. Some care partners take on the role because they want to, some because they feel they have to, and others because they never considered any other option. Read More

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient
2 years ago

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be an emotional and exhausting process.

A typical day is consumed by activities of daily living, medical care, and the everyday struggles associated with memory loss. When lost in the haze of our daily routine, it can be all too easy to miss out on opportunities to spend quality time with each other. Read More

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities
2 years ago

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities

Are you a family caregiver to a loved one? Many are. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans are caregivers. Six in 10 are employed while juggling caregiving. And a surprising 25% of family caregivers are Millennials. Read More

What We Learned Visiting Hundreds of Senior Living Communities
2 years ago

What We Learned Visiting Hundreds of Senior Living Communities

The Seniorly Team has visited hundreds of senior housing properties in their quest to consolidate senior care information for families searching online. With their combined experiences, they have truly seen it all. Read More

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts
2 years ago

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging. Read More

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving
2 years ago

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

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What do you do when your elderly parent is no longer a safe driver?

How to get an elderly person to stop driving is a top concern among caregivers. If you’ve discovered that your parent or someone close to you is no longer a safe driver, talking to them about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult conversations to have. But it is one that’s extremely important. Read More

When Facing a Serious Illness, Palliative Care Can Ease Pain and Anxiety
2 years ago

When Facing a Serious Illness, Palliative Care Can Ease Pain and Anxiety

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Over the past year, several people I know have been diagnosed with serious illnesses. They’ve undergone equally serious treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. For them and for their loved ones, it was a time for “all hands on deck.”

However, I believe that a number of hands were missing. Read More

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers
2 years ago

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers

I did my first “research” paper in 2nd grade. I chose Harriet Tubman. When I learned what one woman could accomplish against unbelievable odds, I was hooked. I devoured stories of female trailblazers, marvelling at Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousafzai have inspired me. Being a trailblazer is hard work. Read More

Top 10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed
2 years ago

Top 10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed

I signed up for my caregiving journey quickly. My strong, healthy, WWII-hero Dad had to be taken off an airplane in a wheelchair. He had gotten so sick during the flight the attendants were concerned for his well-being. Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Home Vacation
2 years ago

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Home Vacation

A short-term stay in an assisted living home can feel like a relaxing vacation for an aging loved one. With housekeeping, meal preparation, and entertainment all taken care of, your loved one can focus on things they enjoy. Things like making new friends or participating in scheduled activities.

There are many reasons to consider an assisted living vacation for an older loved one. Here are the top five: Read More

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