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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.

10 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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10 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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11 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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1 year ago

When Is It Time to Hire an In-Home Caregiver?

Many adults are happy and healthy, aging in place. However, as they age, they may encounter physical and mental changes that can interfere with their independent lifestyle. A decline in their health may indicate a need for extra support…

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1 year ago

Granny Cams and Care Homes – Should You? Can You?

I was watching the news recently and heard that a local group here in the Charlotte, NC area, Seniors of Urban Living, was pushing North Carolina state lawmakers to sponsor a bill allowing families to monitor their loved ones in nursing home…

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1 year ago

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

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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1 year 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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1 year ago

How Technology Can Help Ease Social Isolation

A study of more than half a million people in the UK and Canada has linked social isolation to signs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More than a third of people worldwide over 50 live alone. In addition to the toll cited above, social isolation…

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1 year ago

From Crisis to Comfort: 4 Ways to Become a Better Care Partner

Most care partners are thrust into their duties through a crisis situation: a sudden diagnosis; a slip or fall. I was one of those, thrust into a situation after my sister passed…

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1 year ago

5 Realistic Yet Powerful Ways to Avoid Caregiver Guilt (#3 is SO Important!)

Caregivers are angels walking on earth. They are tireless in their devotion and committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure those they love are safe, protected and supported. Caregivers often set themselves up with unreachable goals…

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