Aging Parent

October 19, 2018

Navigating Long-Term Care Support

  Most of us know that we are likely to need some type of assistance, whether at home or in a nursing facility, as we age. In fact, 70 percent of Washingtonians 65 and better will […]
October 18, 2018

Lessen The Squeeze: Caregiver Coping Skills

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, millions of Americans are in the “Sandwich Generation,” caring for both children and parents, and women represent the majority of caregivers for family members. As a certified long-term care specialist, daughter, […]
October 11, 2018

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO YOUR AGING PARENTS

When helping aging parents, we may accidentally say things that make them upset or disrespected. To make conversations more positive while still achieving the goal of helping them, Caring.com shares 7 things not to say and what to […]
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.
August 27, 2018

Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

At nine years old, I lost my dad. So young, however so wise to know I needed to help my mom with my brothers and sister. You see, my mom was not well so I was […]
July 11, 2018
Healthy foods

8 Tips for a Healthy Diet For Caregivers After Age 50

Caregivers turning 50 is a milestone for many people. The half-century mark comes with new rules for medical tests and often brings a couple of health-related signals, concerning diet indicating that it’s for some dietary changes. […]
April 16, 2018

Caregiver: Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

These days, family members are often scattered in various cities and states throughout the country. This poses a serious challenge when a loved one requires increased care or assistance. There almost always comes a point in […]
March 29, 2018

A Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for a Narcissist

BY ANNE-MARIE BOTEK Narcissists—you can’t leave them, it’s nearly impossible to love them, and you feel like you want to pull your hair out whenever you’re around them.
March 28, 2018

Caregiver: What To Do When a Parent Repeats the Same Things Over and Over

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK One sign of the aging brain, even without dementia, is that people repeat themselves more often, especially when they tell stories. There are reasons for this that are not related to dementia, though […]

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