Dave Nassaney

September 25, 2018

Dementia: Stages, Scales and Progression Models

Dementia experts break down various stages of dementia into anywhere from 3 to 7 phases. Each category is separated according to the level of severity and typical characteristics portrayed. The number of stages varies depending on […]
September 24, 2018

5 Steps to Take Before You Become a Relative’s Caregiver

If you think you may someday be managing the life of a parent, you’d be well advised to get a jump on the situation before matters reach a tipping point. For this episode of Motley Fool Answers, […]
September 21, 2018

Family Caregiver: Building Your Care Partner Team

I want to talk about a very important concept, building your “care partner team.” It is far too easy to think as a spouse (or primary family caregiver) facing caregiving … “I can do it all” […]
September 20, 2018

Most Critical Skill for Family Caregivers

We all know caregiving is complex.  So much to learn, so much to do and so little time.  This may surprise you.  But, through personal experience, I believe the most critical skill for a caregiver, regardless […]
September 19, 2018

After Caregiving: Getting Back on Your Feet

Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one, whether it be your sibling, parent, child, or partner.  And no one will be ready for that to happen. For many, the long stretch of battling […]
September 18, 2018

Why Caregivers need to talk to other Caregivers

There is nothing like talking to another caregiver. No one understands what caregivers go through like other caregivers. When I was taking care of Mom and Dad, the most valuable things I heard came from other […]
September 17, 2018

How Caregivers successfully take over the finances

I grew up with my Mom handling all of the finances in our home. She ruled the bank accounts with an iron fist and in hindsight did an amazing job keeping us all looking like a […]
September 14, 2018

Hands-On Skills for Caregivers

When you’re a caregiver, finding time to take care of your own physical needs is difficult enough, but taking care of the physical needs of someone else is even more challenging. Assisting someone else to dress, […]
September 13, 2018

Busy Parents and Caregivers Must Care for Themselves

In a recent survey, 12 percent of website visitors to heart.org said that they were too busy taking care of others to take care of themselves. But, if you’re a busy mom or dad or the […]

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