Communication

May 2, 2019

Starting the Conversation: Approaches for Helping Your Loved Ones

January 15, 2019

BETTER FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS

The better family members can communicate with each other, the better they can deal with hard times and difficult decisions.
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 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 […]
June 18, 2018

My Mother Doesn’t Listen To Me! The New Role Of Eldercare Mediation

As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly.  However, where my mother is concerned, I am just a daughter who cares.  She often takes the advice of friends […]
June 12, 2018

How Communication Can Influence Your Caregiving Experience

When I was a kid, one of my role models was Horton the elephant, from Dr. Seuss. His phrase, “I meant what I said and I said what I meant—an elephant’s faithful 100 percent!” became my […]
February 28, 2018

What to Do When Siblings Can’t Agree on a Parent’s Care Needs

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Siblings! For some lucky families, having a bunch of adult siblings gather around and plan how to take care of Mom and Dad as their parents’ health begins to fail is a great […]
January 31, 2018

How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely By Caregivers

Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to […]
January 19, 2018

How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation as We Age

While aging often presents physical challenges, mental health can also suffer. Social isolation is rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation options or live alone or away from family. The impact of isolation is […]

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