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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.

3 months ago

The Silver Agony Aunt Responds: Assisted Living and Regrets

The Silver Agony Aunt responds to these question: “How do you make sure assisted living is the best possible option for a loved one, and how can you overcome feeling regret over some decisions, even though you did the best you could at the time?”

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5 months ago

Does Your Aging Parent or Loved One Need Added Support?

Caring for an aging parent or another loved one – near or from afar – can be tricky, especially when a loved one’s needs change more unexpectedly. This can often happen with a sudden injury or illness, cognitive decline, or be the natural result of aging…

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5 months ago

10 Tips for Encouraging Resistant Elderly Parents to Accept Assistance

My aunt 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…

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5 months ago

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver

Several years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Amy Goyer, family caregiver expert for AARP. We spoke about long-distance caregiving. Amy has extensive experience as a caregiver, having been one for her grandparents and parents…

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6 months ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

Women are more likely to get dementia, more likely to be family caregivers, and more likely to be working in one of the facilities that supports families and those affected. It’s a big issue for us. To be honest, worrying will get you nowhere…

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6 months ago

Don’t Know What to Say to a New Caregiver? Here Are 5 Supportive Things to Say

Have you noticed that sometimes people don’t speak to disabled or ill persons because they don’t really know what to say? The same is true about caregivers. If friends don’t know exactly what to say to us, sometimes they say nothing at all…

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6 months ago

Kind Cooking: The Art of Preparing Food for Sick People

Are you one of the many people who are looking after someone who is very ill? Perhaps a spouse, sibling, parent or friend? As you well know, it is a highly tiring and difficult task, however much it is undertaken with love. You may be overloaded with advice…

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8 months ago

Maximizing the Capability of a Loved One with Dementia Benefits Everyone

Worldwide, there are over 50 million people living with dementia and receiving support from family and friends. Caregivers of those living with dementia have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity. They work tirelessly to meet…

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8 months ago

What You Can Learn About Dementia from People Who Have Been There, Done That

When your family first faces the reality of a loved one with dementia, you embark on a journey you’ve never taken before. That’s what happened to my two siblings and me when our mother died, and we discovered that my father’s issues…

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9 months ago

Adaptive Clothing for Women in a Wheelchair

Are you looking for comfortable clothing to go about your day in your wheelchair? Are you a caregiver and want to find clothing that is easy to put on and take off?

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