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


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. Read more


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


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


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. Read more


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. Read more


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

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


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

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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. Read more


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