* Elder Care

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. For this episode of Motley Fool Answers, […]
September 20, 2018

Most Critical Skill for Family Caregivers

We all know caregiving is complex.  So much to learn, so much to do and so little time.  This may surprise you.  But, through personal experience, I believe the most critical skill for a caregiver, regardless […]
September 18, 2018

Why Caregivers need to talk to other Caregivers

There is nothing like talking to another caregiver. No one understands what caregivers go through like other caregivers. When I was taking care of Mom and Dad, the most valuable things I heard came from other […]
September 12, 2018

Caregiver, Asking Your Doctor the Important Questions

“Have a seat and we’ll call your name soon.” “Please fill out these forms to the best of your ability.” “The doctor will see you now.” Let’s face it; a doctor’s visit is not the ideal […]
September 6, 2018

When Your Caregiving Days Are Over

I am a facilitator of a Cancer Caregiver Support Group in Ohio. We have monthly meetings at two different facilities in two different counties on the second Tuesday and second Wednesday of the month. In the […]
September 5, 2018

Aging in Place: A Real Choice

As people age, they may be faced with making the decision as to whether to move out of their existing home where they have raised the family. Too often, these homes are not conducive to the […]
August 31, 2018

What’s Funny About Caregiver Fatigue?

Even the most seasoned caregiver can suffer from fatigue. Whether you have a cancer, fall prevention, or dementia care plan in place, exhaustion from caring for a loved one can take its toll on a caregiver […]
August 30, 2018

A Husband’s Reflections – Starting a New Life After Six Years of Caregiving

Our friend Stan *lost his wife Julie* after a six-year courageous and exhausting battle that started with a diagnosis of breast cancer. About a year after Julie’s death, when a group of our friends got together […]
August 28, 2018

Is It Possible to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver?

My mother was a positive thinker. I don’t think her brain was necessarily hardwired for happiness, and I’m certain it didn’t have anything to do with her upbringing. My grandmother could find something negative to say […]

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