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January 10, 2018

More Than Reminiscing by Caregivers

As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. We […]
January 3, 2018

How People With Dementia Can Live at Home Longer by Caregiver

Gladys Gerben was always a loner, a trait that grew more pronounced after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about four years ago. She was adamant that she would never leave her home of 30 years, […]
December 28, 2017

The Health Care and Caregiving Our Parents Need

You’ve likely heard how the Republicans’ Obamacare legislation might have profound effects on older Americans. Health insurance premiums could be up to five times higher than those of younger people (up from three times today), for […]
December 26, 2017

Leaders Discuss How to Support Family Caregivers

If you have not yet been a caregiver for an older relative or an aging spouse, there’s an excellent chance you eventually will. For Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), that role came on suddenly. Raised by her […]
December 22, 2017

Dementia: Caregivers On The Move

One of the most anxiety-causing side effects of dementia is wandering. With this diagnosis, caregivers come to expect severe memory loss and confusion as to time and place, but usually they are not prepared for the […]
December 21, 2017

What is Hospice?

Hospice seeks to “de-institutionalize” the dying experience and provide a more humane system of care for those who have received a terminal diagnosis of six months or less. The first hospice program in this country was […]
December 20, 2017

Caregivers: The 3 Stages of Life After 50

It’s an uninformed and inaccurate assumption to think about the period between age 50 and elderly as one single period. It’s as naïve as assuming all boomers are alike, needing and wanting the same things at […]
December 19, 2017

How to Celebrate the Holidays When a Parent Is in Senior Housing

When you recall past holiday gatherings, maybe you can still see Mom stirring pots in the kitchen and baking cookies, or kids bounding out of bed and running into the living room at dawn. Perhaps you […]
December 18, 2017

Caregiving: Two Relationships in One

To be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on you. It takes on meaning that is beyond approach. New parents have nine months to […]

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