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I am a co-facilitator of a local Alzheimer's support group.  The trouble I am having is that the caregivers are dealing with various stages of the disease and some have already lost their loved ones. more

Sep 4, 2017 2:00 AM Carenotes 4 Comments

Hello! I have been receiving your newsletter at a different email for a while. Are there any resources or do you have any advice from how to separate out a personality from the disease progression of suspected Alzheimers? more

Aug 24, 2017 11:54 AM Carenotes

I am seeking information for overall assistance and care for my father. I am reaching out to find out transportation assistance as well as assistance with caring for him at home. more

Aug 21, 2017 6:00 PM Carenotes

"She’s awake.” I say to my husband as we watch TV in the living room. He’s in one Lazy Boy. I’m in the other..“Do you want me to go this time? he asks sincerely.“No. I got it,” more

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Many people feel nervous at the thought of a power of attorney. It can be intimidating to consider giving another person or agent the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf. more

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Our first reaction was “He can’t live alone.” How could he manage without her? more

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Parents and their adult children can never begin too early to think about their families’ potential needs for care in their “golden” years, and there’s no better time than November to begin that discussion. more

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So, what does the “Senior Living Community of the Future” look like? more

Aug 7, 2017 6:00 PM Articles

Because Americans have become such a transient culture, adult children are now finding themselves having to deal with an ever-growing crisis: taking on the new-found role as long-distance caregiver. more

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Unflinchingly honest, surprisingly funny letters written by a caregiver during the six-plus years she cared for her husband following his debilitating stroke. An inspiring true story of faith, courage, and humor. more

Aug 4, 2017 1:20 PM Book Club

My mother, an 86-year-old widow, lives alone in a small town in the farming country of central Kansas. more

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Caring for an elderly person can sometimes be demanding to the point of taking us to the breaking point. more

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My mother, who moved from her longtime hometown about 200 miles away and into an assisted living, needed to be closer to me. more

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They were called to be caregivers yet found themselves facing this role with great apprehension and mixed emotions as they considered stepping back into their parents’ lives. more

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As our parents become elderly and infirm, the parent-child relationship is often reversed.  Our parents are no longer taking care of us, and now it’s our turn to take care of them. more

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Alzheimer’s disease came into my life in January of 2001, and at the time, it seemed like the lesser of two evils. more

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She was “Midwest born” and raised, and never felt quite at home in this upscale town, saturated with sleek German cars and Botox. more

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We know all about our loved ones we care for, but how can we help their other caregivers know them in a similar way? more

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A family meeting to discuss how to best handle a loved one’s declining health has the potential to build bridges or create divisions among family members. more

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“Doctor, are you sure?” I questioned.“We’re never sure, but all indications point to Alzheimer’s as your mom’s diagnosis. more

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