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Aging Parents

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those Unknown Objectwords many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; more

Nov 17, 2017 3:36 PM Articles 2 Comments

As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home and make preparations more

Nov 13, 2017 2:21 PM Articles

My 95-year-old mother-in-law is burning a lot of what she cooks and we are afraid she will catch the house on fire. She loves to cook. more

Nov 10, 2017 2:43 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My dad will soon to be 93.  He has congestive heart failure and an aneurysm in the aorta. He is frail after having some serious falls in the last eight months, including passing out for several hours in his kitchen. more

Nov 3, 2017 4:31 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

Are you caregiving for a loved one with dementia? Does your loved one share a residence with you? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you most likely worry about your loved one’s safety, especially when he or she is alone at home. more

Nov 3, 2017 2:42 PM Articles

While They’re Still Here is a poignant story about a family that heals old wounds as they guide each other through the most vulnerable chapter of their lives in caregiving. more

Oct 30, 2017 12:15 PM Book Club

Suggestions to help keep the home safe, more

Oct 24, 2017 2:07 PM Articles

Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story with lessons learned and how she was called to oversee the care of five different family members over a fifteen year period from afar. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:31 AM Book Club

After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:16 PM Editor's Pen

I care for my husband who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's.  I love my husband dearly but he no longer knows me nor can we have the wonderful conversations we used to have.  It gets very very lonely. more

Sep 25, 2017 12:00 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

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 6 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