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Aging Parents

I been taking care of my mother now for the past 3 years I think I have her dementia under control. I live with her 24 hours a day. Read more

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My husband has Parkinson’s Dementia, broke both hips last winter, had 2 retinal strokes, can’t see. One eardrum. Hernia in stomach, Sun Downing Syndrome... Read more

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My 90 year old mother recently started to display paranoia. She has accused her caregivers of putting salt in her bath water and her drinking water. She said they were pouring water in her shoes, so she hid four pairs. Read more

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When you notice signs that your aging parent or relative needs help, it is important to know what steps to take next. Read 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. Read more

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If you’re responsible for selling your parent’s home after a move to senior living care, you probably want to close the sale quickly. However, trying to list a parent’s house doesn’t always go as smoothly as selling your own. Read more

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Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed sometimes by the bustle of the holiday season? Add to that the responsibility of caring for a frail elderly loved one, and burnout is simply a concept waiting to become reality. Read more

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I once walked in the middle with my mom’s hand a tight grip on my right, and my grandchild’s hand a gentle grasp on the left. But in 2009, when my mom turned ninety and I was officially a Medicare cardholder, Read more

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As a frequent panelist at Fearless Caregiver Conferences, we have lively and sometimes emotional conversations with our audience who has the daunting responsibility of ensuring loved ones receive the care they need to live comfortably. Read more

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Whether you are an adult child or a parent trying to communicate with your kids, here are six suggestions for overcoming some of the obstacles and frustrations we commonly experience during this time. Read more

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I recently had to assist my 78 and 82 year old aunt and uncle, respectively, who were dealing with some pretty typical issues – fear of losing independence, an awkward reliance on family members and their changing status in their own community. Read more

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We've all heard the saying "don't judge a book by its cover." It's a lesson we probably all first learned about when we were quite young. Read more

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My mother is in a rapid decline with dementia, as well as other health issues. She is unable to be alone for any time period. Read more

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The Spectrum of Hope offers practical advice, wisdom, and real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Read more

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Confusion spreads, his people change, his world is suddenly very strange. He fights against it, holds it tight, surrounds himself with those, who make his world bright. Read more

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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. Read more

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Would love to see information about only children who are caregivers with no help and no money. I lost my RN job because of Mom’s illness. It’s really sad and I am so tired, so worn out. Read more

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The biggest concern I have is that I worry that if  my 78-year-old mother falls and I won't be able to pick her up off the floor. Read more

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That’s my dad with his beautiful snow-white curls framed by the lake. He still knows me, but the last stroke left him in a wheelchair, in an adult family home, and with dementia. His love of 65 years has been gone for almost two years now. Read more

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Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their daily tasks. Read more

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