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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.

8 Insider Tips for Working Effectively with Senior Care Staff
6 months ago

8 Insider Tips for Working Effectively with Senior Care Staff

By  •  Family

One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make as a dementia care partner is when to move your parent or partner into memory care. Once the move is done, you next need to know how to work effectively with senior care staff. Read More

Honor is Disrupting Home Care for Older Adults… and that’s a Good Thing!
6 months ago

Honor is Disrupting Home Care for Older Adults… and that’s a Good Thing!

Being a caregiver is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Whether you are a professional or you are looking after someone in your own family, the work, while emotionally fulfilling, is also exhausting and stressful. Sometimes you just need a break! Read More

10 Tips for Encouraging Resistant Elderly Parents to Accept Assistance
7 months ago

10 Tips for Encouraging Resistant Elderly Parents to Accept Assistance

My aunt, 83, is like my third parent.

She taught in schools around the world and spent every summer living with us. Always single and with no children of her own, she has been, in my mind, a part of our immediate – not extended – family. I love and adore her. Read More

5 Things I Learned About Hospice Care When Mom Passed
7 months ago

5 Things I Learned About Hospice Care When Mom Passed

By  •  Family

A month before mom passed, I had the opportunity to attend a health care meeting at a local residential hospice. In my 15 years living in North Carolina, I had never been there and boy was I impressed. So when mom faced the need for hospice care, I immediately knew where we were going to go. Read More

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You
7 months ago

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You

By  •  Family

Unsafe senior driving is a serious issue. So, when you see warning signs that your parent or spouse is no longer safe behind the wheel, you have to get them to stop. But some older adults stubbornly refuse to give up the keys. Read More

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia
7 months ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

There is huge media interest these days about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Every day it seems there is a newspaper headline talking about a supposed cure or a celebrity who has been affected. Research indicates that because we are more aware of it, we are more afraid of it. Read More

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan
7 months ago

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan

By  •  Family

Being the primary care partner for a person living with dementia is tough.

Beyond the grief of watching a person you love go through an unforgiving disease process, you’ve got the practical matter of another grown person’s life to manage, as well as your own. Read More

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey
7 months ago

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey

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I was completely unprepared for my caregiving journey and set out on choppy waters because I was determined to care for my parents. Read More

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

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

By  •  Family

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
8 months ago

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

By  •  Family

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