communication skills

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 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 […]
May 2, 2019

Starting the Conversation: Approaches for Helping Your Loved Ones

April 9, 2019

Anticipatory Grief

When we think of grief, we generally think of the process and feelings we experience after someone dies. In reality we begin this process on the day someone we love is diagnosed with a life threatening […]
April 2, 2019

Tips for Moving Your Parent Close to You

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