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She is standing at the kitchen sink ready for church: flowered skirt, knit top, matching blouse, stockings, comfortable shoes, makeup. It must have taken her a good three hours, but she is ready to go. more

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Laundry Night

Laundry Night

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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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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I think when one becomes a 24/7 caregiver, they mentally move into that space in which only the take-charge dwell. 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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Starting the Conversation

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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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Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

It is one thing to deal with Parkinson’s from a professional standpoint but separating the professional from personal life can be challenging. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 PM Articles

Too often, the decision to move into a family member’s home is made when a crisis develops or as a last resort. more

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Loved One Nursing Home

Loved One Nursing Home

7 Do’s and Don'ts Caring for Caregivers

7 Do’s and Don'ts Caring for Caregivers

Traveling Memory Disorder

Traveling Memory Disorder

The concept of building a care team is not new, yet many families and caregivers are unaware of its importance to their respective roles. more

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Laughter is Best Medicine

Laughter is Best Medicine

Food Prep

Food Prep

Joan, Steve and Ross are siblings who are dealing with the death of their mother.  Her death ended up leaving their father, Matt, living at home alone. The loss of their mother and the grieving they were going through left the family emotionally raw. more

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In home caregiver

In home caregiver

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Caregiver and Senior

Caregiver and Senior