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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.

5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter
1 day 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 days 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
3 weeks 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

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey
4 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver
2 months ago

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver

Several years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Amy Goyer, family caregiver expert for AARP, as part of our virtual Caregiver Smile Summit. We spoke about long-distance caregiving. Read More

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities
2 months ago

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities

Are you a family caregiver to a loved one? Many are. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans are caregivers. Six in 10 are employed while juggling caregiving. And a surprising 25% of family caregivers are Millennials. Read More

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient
2 months ago

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be an emotional and exhausting process.

A typical day is consumed by activities of daily living, medical care, and the everyday struggles associated with memory loss. When lost in the haze of our daily routine, it can be all too easy to miss out on opportunities to spend quality time with each other. Read More