Caregiving Blog (non-members can only access the most recent 3)

August 17, 2018

Finding Support for Seniors Facing Challenges Living Alone

YOUR PARENT PRIZES HIS or her independence and insists on living at home, alone. However, you see signs of vulnerability and a precarious situation with the potential for falls and injury, poor nutrition and your parent becoming neglected […]
August 16, 2018

7 Ways to Fight Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. And as the population ages, more and more family members are taking on that role. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term […]
August 15, 2018

4 Things You Should Never Say to a Caregiver

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE supposed to be our closest allies. We rely on them for support and enjoy celebrating life’s joys with them. But there are two times when we feel alone. One is at the end […]
August 14, 2018

Therapeutic Lying to Comfort Loved Ones With Dementia

Sometimes, the truth can cause sufferers to grieve anew. WHEN A LOVED ONE ASKS, “Where’s Ma?” as my father often did, referring to my mother, I’d hesitatingly reply, “Well, uh, you know she died three years ago.” […]
August 13, 2018

How to Be a Great Caregiver

Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. But millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, neighbors, sisters, daughters and sons put their lives on hold to take care of someone […]
August 10, 2018

What It Means When a Person With Dementia Says: ‘I Want to Go Home’

AT AGE 86, MY FATHER TOOK his first and only commercial airplane flight. His wife died three years earlier from congestive heart failure. He found solace in the basement tinkering with electronic and mechanical parts. He was Mr. Fix […]
August 9, 2018

The ABCs of Caregiving

Throughout our lives, we each perform a variety of different roles.  For me, I have been a daughter, sister, student, sales clerk, secretary, coach, and a writer.  The one role I thought I would never assume […]
August 8, 2018

Positive Aspects of Caregiving

Caring for a person with a debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes all the more difficult when the person is in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. Those affected can display mood swings, repeat words in […]
August 7, 2018

Nursing Home Care

The term “nursing home” has become generic over the years, and it is used to define all facilities from a rest home to an acute care hospital.  The truth is that this muddled meaning can be […]

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