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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.

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

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

By  •  Caregiving

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
5 months 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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Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over
6 months 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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5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter
6 months 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
6 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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5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey
7 months ago

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey

I was completely unprepared for my caregiving journey and set out on choppy waters because I was determined to care for my parents. Read More

Designing Your Home for Aging in Place
7 months ago

Designing Your Home for Aging in Place

Most of my boomer friends claim that they want to age in place and not move to a senior community or an assisted living home. That is all well and good – but is it feasible and realistic? To find out, I interviewed Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti…
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5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia
7 months ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

Despite the current popularity of Covid, there are other diseases that must not be ignored. This includes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan
8 months ago

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan

Being the primary care partner for a person living with dementia is tough.

Beyond the grief of watching a person you love go through an unforgiving disease process, you’ve got the practical matter of another grown person’s life to manage, as well as your own. Read More