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Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

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How to determine if you are a caregiver and what you can do to support seniors close to you We’re living longer, healthier lives. While it is a tremendous bonus to enjoy each other’s company for years more than in….

Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

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How to provide care to someone who doesn’t think they need it. There may come a time when we notice our parents having difficulties with everyday activities, such as dressing or cooking, doing laundry or other housekeeping chores. Bills may….

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

Adult Day Care: Benefits to Seniors & Caregivers

Adult Day Care: Benefits to Seniors & Caregivers

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Adult Day Care programs have been a proven benefit … and blessing … to seniors and caregivers alike. For seniors who are living at home, adult day care programs provide meaningful social interaction. Even when there is a caregiver present,….

Dementia Behavior Management: 6 Caregiver Challenges & Suggestions

Dementia Behavior Management: 6 Caregiver Challenges & Suggestions

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Difficult dementia behaviors can range from angry outbursts to physical manifestations. Dealing with them is one of the most stressful caregiver duties. When providing care for a loved one with dementia, there are many challenges you face as a caregiver…..

What to do When Caring for an Older Adult Becomes Too Difficult

What to do When Caring for an Older Adult Becomes Too Difficult

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Caregiving for an older adult, especially a parent, is hard. It is perhaps one of the most emotionally challenging experiences many face. If you happen to be a member of the “sandwich” generation, which is simultaneously caring for children and….

7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

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Caregiver burnout is a common problem among those tasked with caring for an aging parent or loved one. In most cases, adult children and caregivers must balance the demands of their own lives, careers, and families against the needs of….

Creating Quality Time with Someone with Memory Loss

Creating Quality Time with Someone with Memory Loss

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Some degree of memory loss is a common part of the aging process. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are several factors that can affect memory and cognition in seniors, ranging in severity from mild forgetfulness to dementia and….

Things to do When Visiting Elders

Things to do When Visiting Elders

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When an older adult in your life has limitations, you may struggle to think of ways the two of you can spend your time together. Some people may reduce or avoid making visits to elderly friends and family members altogether….

When Should I Hire a Home Health Aide?

When Should I Hire a Home Health Aide?

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For most older adults, keeping their independence and autonomy is a primary concern, especially in the face of an illness or injury.   The decision to bring in a home health aide can be a difficult one, but it can….

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