Caregivers

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 26, 2018

Senior Matters: Healthy Food Delivery Options

If you’re a caregiver to an elderly loved one, then you know that keeping up with nutritious meals can be a challenge. Between grocery shopping, prep-work and cooking, it can be hard to fit everything into […]
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 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 11, 2018

Long-Distance Caregiving: Tips for Success

Know What You Need to Know Experienced caregivers recommend that you learn as much as you can about your family member or friend’s illness, medicines, and resources that might be available. Information can help you understand […]
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 […]
August 3, 2018

Health Benefits of Pets for Elderly People Would Also Apply to Caregivers

It appears that owning a pet can be very good for you! For seniors, it can literally save lives. What kinds of pets and how to go about owning a pet are considerations as well as […]
August 1, 2018

Alzheimer’s Patients Keep the Spark Alive by Sharing Stories

Can you keep the love light shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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