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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.

How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives
5 months ago

How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives

This month, as the New Year started, the temperatures dropped and we had the first sign of snow. I had a call from an old school friend whose mother is affected by dementia. Agnes doesn’t live with her mother Diana, but she worries about her all the time. Read More

Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment?
5 months ago

Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment?

Dementia could be quite depressing for both the person who suffers from it and those who care for them. Is there a way to bring joy into a life of deteriorating mentality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, will share with us the importance of nostalgia and happy memories when dealing with dementia. Enjoy the show! Read More

Building Positive Plans for Each of the 7 Alzheimer’s Stages
5 months ago

Building Positive Plans for Each of the 7 Alzheimer’s Stages

Most people aren’t familiar with the specifics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Are there ways to remain positive in this largely depressing reality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, is here to help us understand the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s. Enjoy the show! Read More

Marijuana, Champagne, Exercise and the Truth About Alzheimer’s Prevention
6 months ago

Marijuana, Champagne, Exercise and the Truth About Alzheimer’s Prevention

When Alzheimer’s strikes there is no going back. Are there any ways to slow down or even prevent the disease? Join us in conversation with Lori La Bey who is here to expose the truth about things that help and things that don’t. Enjoy the show! Read More

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help
6 months ago

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help

By  •  Family

In my recent HuffPost50 article, I wrote about things to look for when visiting older relatives during the holidays. For many, the holidays are one of the few times during the year when you get to really see how they are faring. And if you have not seen someone for say six months, declines in mental or physical health can be readily apparent. Read More

How to Avoid Caregiver Guilt
6 months ago

How to Avoid Caregiver Guilt

By  •  Family

Caregivers are angels walking on earth. They are tireless in their devotion and committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure those they love are safe, protected and supported. Read More

Road Scholar Rewards Caregivers by Taking Them on Amazing Learning Adventures – Will You Be Next?
7 months ago

Road Scholar Rewards Caregivers by Taking Them on Amazing Learning Adventures – Will You Be Next?

By  •  Family

“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” – President Barack Obama, NFC Month Proclamation 2012. Read More

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started
7 months ago

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started

By  •  Family

If your aging parents need help to stay safe and healthy, you’re probably feeling unsure about what to do. Figuring out their needs, understanding the options and making decisions can feel overwhelming. Read More

8 Insider Tips for Working Effectively with Senior Care Staff
8 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!
8 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