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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. more

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Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. more

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Let’s face it; a doctor’s visit is not the ideal item on a Tuesday morning list of tasks. From the sterile smell in the air to the uncomfortable plastic chairs in the waiting room, the culture of medicine can be an intimidating place for many. more

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My mother has Alzheimer's, a disease that affects both memory and cognitive abilities. What follows is an actual conversation I had with my mom. more

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If you are providing care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it might seem that the word “no” has become a natural response to any question. “Ready for your shower?” “No.” “Are you hungry?” “No.” more

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An effective caregiver must be an effective communicator. The caregiver is the “eyes and ears” of the medical team. more

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To be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on you more

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While my husband David did not die from his cancer, his diagnosis did introduce the stark reality of what could happen. more

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Many loved ones will not tell their caregiver of an onset of hearing loss, for fear of losing independence. more

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As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly.  However, my mother often takes the advice of friends and even strangers over mine. more

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Caregivers need all the help they can get. One of the most difficult barriers to helping a loved one is knowing the best approaches to addressing the issues that need to be addressed. more

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Psychosis or psychotic episodes can be very difficult for caregivers to know how to handle. more

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Caregivers can face overwhelming physical, financial, and emotional demands as a function of their service. In the face of these challenges, communication can sometimes be difficult. more

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Primary doctors are becoming increasingly more informed about migraine headaches and treatment options. You can incorporate better communication with your health-care provider to achieve a winning treatment program. more

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