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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.

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas
3 days ago

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas

Most of us have at least one or two caregivers in our lives. As the holidays arrive and gift lists are being made, we often come at a loss when we need to think of an appropriate gift for caregivers. I want to share 4 spectacular…
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Caring for Yourself While Caring for Another: 6 Critical Self-Care Practices
4 days ago

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Another: 6 Critical Self-Care Practices

At some point in your life, you may be called to accept the role of caregiver for a dear friend or family member. And when you do, will you be prepared to make self-care a priority? My mom and I were very close and enjoyed a long…
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What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started
6 days ago

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

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If your aging parents need help to stay safe and healthy, you’re probably feeling unsure about what to do. Focusing on something concrete helps you feel more in control of the situation. Use these seven steps to turn…
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Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19
2 weeks ago

Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19

With Covid-19, long-distance caregiving has become even more problematic. For instance, occasional visits that you used to have may have disappeared altogether. In-person visits are essential, though. So, if you are not there…
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4 Important Tips to Safely Manage Your Elder Relatives’ Medications
4 weeks ago

4 Important Tips to Safely Manage Your Elder Relatives’ Medications

When we get to our 50s or 60s, many of us become long-distance caregivers. Even with the coronavirus around, when we are someone’s caregiver, we are responsible for their wellbeing. The holidays often provide an opportunity…
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Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over
4 weeks ago

Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over

Being a family caregiver can be both a full-time job and life’s sole purpose during its duration. One thing is certain, though: The cycle of life continues, and loved ones die. What then? How do you cope with the void?
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Caregiver Ideas: 4 Tips for Finding Mobility Equipment for Your Loved One
1 month ago

Caregiver Ideas: 4 Tips for Finding Mobility Equipment for Your Loved One

For caregivers already under physical, emotional, and financial stress, a situation can become even direr when the person you care for has mobility challenges that make it difficult for them to get around. According to the U.S…
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5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter
1 month ago

5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter

In the past months, I have been navigating the rough and turbulent waters of dementia, trying to cope with the changes I observe in my mother’s behavior. I was oblivious at first – or perhaps I overlooked the signs. I hoped the dementia…
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How to Have Positive Conversations with Elderly Parents
2 months ago

How to Have Positive Conversations with Elderly Parents

I was recently thinking about the first conversation I had with my Mom about how I could pitch in and help her out more. At the time, I wasn’t sure what that meant – and I most certainly didn’t know how to have such an important…
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What to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working
2 months ago

What to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working

Memory care isn’t what it used to be. Many families have reached out to me about the appalling care their loved ones living with dementia are receiving. Read More