* Elder Care

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 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 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 6, 2018

Alzheimer’s: Stepping Into The Leadership Role

Since the person with AD no longer possesses the mental skills to be completely independent, a special brand of leadership is called for. At least one person must assume overall authority for ensuring the well-being of […]
July 31, 2018

Love and Burnout: Caregivers, Too, Need Care

AFTER Mark Donham’s wife, Chris, fell under the spell of early-onset Alzheimer’s, he doubled down on his marriage vows. He quit his job as a well-paid sales representative in the printing industry and became his wife’s […]
July 30, 2018

One Daughter’s Story: Caring for a Parent in my Home

Caregiving can begin with a moment’s notice, as Beth discovered. Her elderly mother, widowed and living independently in the Midwest, had suffered a disabling stroke. Beth, the youngest of six children, willingly responded since she lived […]

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