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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.

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
5 days ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. As women 60 and over, we will often…
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Is LinkedIn Helping or Hurting Caregivers in Latest Platform Update? (VIDEO)
6 days ago

Is LinkedIn Helping or Hurting Caregivers in Latest Platform Update? (VIDEO)

LinkedIn is introducing features to its platform that will allow family caregivers to self-identify with titles such as “stay-at-home” mom or dad. People could also label their unemployment gaps to denote when they were on parental leave…
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Sibling Rivalry – Solving Family Disputes When Caring for Older Loved Ones
1 month ago

Sibling Rivalry – Solving Family Disputes When Caring for Older Loved Ones

Family disputes over elderly parents are more common when multiple children are involved. Siblings may be wondering how to protect the money of elderly parents from a financially dependent brother or sister. Relationship tensions may escalate…
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A Tribute to Mom – Writing a Legacy Letter for the Most Important Woman in Your Life
1 month ago

A Tribute to Mom – Writing a Legacy Letter for the Most Important Woman in Your Life

Does my mother know how much I still need her, even though I am 58 years old and a grandmother to boot? Maybe. But, just in case she doesn’t, guess what my mother is getting for Mother’s Day. Perfume? Flowers? More stuff? Heck no!
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Where Did She Get That Red Hair? And Other Things We Need to Ask Our Elderly Parents Now
2 months ago

Where Did She Get That Red Hair? And Other Things We Need to Ask Our Elderly Parents Now

It happened every time I went to a senior assisted living facility to do a workshop on telling life stories. I would enter a room filled with seniors in varying degrees of ability… Some are in wheelchairs, some have caregivers, some clearly can’t hear…
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Beyond Bingo: Making Older Adult Activities Meaningful with Live Streams
2 months ago

Beyond Bingo: Making Older Adult Activities Meaningful with Live Streams

My friend and colleague Gloria Hoffner, creator of Science for Seniors, is a one-woman crusade against Bingo in senior living. It’s not that there is no place for it in senior living activities, it’s when it becomes the only and all-consuming…
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9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works
3 months ago

9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works

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In a previous article, Building an Aging Alone Plan, I pointed out that living alone as we get older doesn’t support optimal health. And, if we’re smart, we’re building a strategy to create support and close ties. Another common theme…
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4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver
3 months ago

4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver

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A few years ago, my father-in-law experienced a major medical crisis and as a result he was hospitalized. He was in intensive care for a time but eventually gained enough strength so that he was able to return home…
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Why Smart Technologies Are a Great Help to the Involved Caregiver
3 months ago

Why Smart Technologies Are a Great Help to the Involved Caregiver

MIT AgeLab is conducting a series of surveys to understand changes in public attitudes and behaviors toward technologies. As they noted, “The pandemic has served as a propellant accelerating the adoption of devices and related services…
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3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal
3 months ago

3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal

I was in my late 50s when I became a caregiver for my parents, so our family dynamic was pretty established. We were a family of strong personalities. Mom was the boss and controlled all the family matters. Dad was patient…
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