Dave Nassaney

June 25, 2019

5 Biggest Issues That Sabotage Family Caregivers

Caring for an aging parent or other loved one in your home usually begins with the best of intentions. Over time, however, a good thing can disintegrate into a tough, tense situation. Knowing the top trouble […]
June 24, 2019

Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself

Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being. As the population ages, more caregiving is being provided by people who […]
June 21, 2019

The Staycation – Elderly Vacation Ideas

With rising gas costs, skim finances, or mobility issues, you may find yourself staying close to home without many vacation plans. So how about considering a “staycation?” What is a Staycation? A “Staycation” is taking your […]
June 20, 2019

Mixed Emotions When A Loved One Dies on A Holiday

Family members, including caregivers, often feel mixed emotions after a loved one dies on a holiday. It can be Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, or even April Fools’ Day. My father died on March 31, eight years […]
June 19, 2019

5 Tips for Visiting with a Person who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not just one thing. It can look very different from person to person, from one day to the next, or even at different points of the day. So, communicating and visiting with someone […]
June 18, 2019

The Value of Friendship

I’ve learned many things since I began taking care of my 85-year-old grandmother three years ago. I know which supermarkets offer senior citizens’ discounts on which days of the week. I know which drugstore has the […]
June 17, 2019

Finding the JOY in Caregiving for Mom

I can hardly remember my life before Mom came to live with us on December 3, 1996 at the invitation of my husband, Lyle. She was 87, but to her, age was just a number. It did […]
June 7, 2019

Travel Guidelines For People With Memory Disorders

June 3, 2019

Tips for Swallowing Pills

Swallowing pills — medicine, vitamins or supplements—is the most commonly-reported problem for people living with dysphagia, according to Jan C. Pryor, MA CCC-SLP, BRS-S, Speech-Language Pathologist at University of Washington Medical Center. Water is a usual […]

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