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.

4 days ago

4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place

Over the years we’ve run our Caregiver Smile Summit, we have had leading experts speak about how technology can assist aging in place. In this article, we look at what they are seeing and what you should be incorporating if you want to age in place safely…

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3 weeks ago

4 Ways to Combat Family Caregiver Workforce Discrimination

Six in ten family caregivers are employed, the majority work full time. Surprisingly, 25 percent of family caregivers are Millennials. According to Met Life, in the U.S. alone, employers incur $13.4 billion per year in added health care costs…

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1 month ago

5 Ways That Technology Can Help Fight Social Isolation Among Seniors

In the last few weeks, we have seen numerous articles about social isolation. Check my Twitter feed! The net-net is that, while things may be opening up, social contact does not necessarily alleviate social isolation. And those most vulnerable…

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2 months ago

5 Signs of Psychological Distress as a Caregiver

Khloe Kardashian may not immediately come to mind when you think of a caregiver. Yet, when her estranged husband had an unexpected life-threatening health crisis she became his full-time caregiver. Like many caregivers, Khloe…

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2 months ago

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger

My Mom, who had been diagnosed with dementia, was leaning up against the sink in the bathroom. Her soapy hands were under running water. I was reaching around her trying to gently use a nail brush to clean under her nails…

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3 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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3 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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3 months ago

Yes, You Can! Skip-Gen Travel for Full-Time Caregivers

Many people assume travel is something you must forego if you are the full-time caregiver for another person. Not so! With a little creativity and willingness to reach out, not only can you take an occasional trip – you must…

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4 months ago

How Much Do We Owe Our Aging Parents?

There are approximately 44 million adults in the United States of America caring for their aging parents. People are living longer. With this comes the stress of being older ourselves when our parents need a caregiver. Many people over 60 have found…

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4 months 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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