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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.

My Father’s an Exhibitionist – What to Do When a Parent Acts Out
6 months ago

My Father’s an Exhibitionist – What to Do When a Parent Acts Out

As part of our ongoing Caregiver Smile Summit, I recently spoke to Dr. Pamela Pitman Brown, a credentialed professional gerontologist and a fellow in the Academy of Gerontology, about the topic of inappropriate sexual behaviors…
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How Caregiving Taught Me the Need to Plan for Aging
7 months ago

How Caregiving Taught Me the Need to Plan for Aging

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You may have taken care of an older relative in the past, but odds are, you’re a caregiver right now. If that’s the case, I say, “Good on you, and congratulations for stepping up.” Read More

Can Music Make Your Aging Parents Less Cranky? You Won’t Know Until You Try!
7 months ago

Can Music Make Your Aging Parents Less Cranky? You Won’t Know Until You Try!

“Am I a bad daughter?” My friend Melissa asks this question often.

Frankly, her mom is… well… difficult. And Melissa is often left wondering if she could “do better” so her mom wouldn’t be so… challenging. Read More

Aging Life Care Professionals: 3 Things You Should Know Before Hiring One
9 months ago

Aging Life Care Professionals: 3 Things You Should Know Before Hiring One

The stress of caregiving often puts strains on families and relationships, not to mention the toll it takes on someone’s health. But here’s the thing, you’re not alone in this. Read More

7 Things Enlightened Employers Are Doing for Caregivers: On Which End Are You?
10 months ago

7 Things Enlightened Employers Are Doing for Caregivers: On Which End Are You?

More than 42 million U.S. families, that is, 21 percent of households, experience daily limitations caring for a dependent adult. The economic value of these unpaid contributions is more than $500 billion, which is up from $375 billion in 2007. Read More

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas
11 months 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. Read More

Caregiver Ideas: 4 Tips for Finding Mobility Equipment for Your Loved One
12 months 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. Read More

4 Important Tips to Safely Manage Your Elder Relatives’ Medications
12 months 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. For us, the holidays often provide an opportunity to visit elderly parents or other relatives and check in on how they’re doing. Read More

3 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About
1 year ago

3 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

It’s good to feel needed, right? And everybody needs somebody. But for Baby Boomers, it can often feel like everybody needs you. Read More