Do You Trust Me?

December 20, 2019
Daughter Having Serious Conversation with Senior Mother

When Caregivers Have to Make Difficult Decisions for Their Parents When was the last time you were faced with making a tough decision? What do you remember feeling? Were you…

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Lowering Expectations: A Formula for Stress-Free Holidays

November 27, 2019
stressed woman sitting on couch in front of Christmas Tree

If you’ve never seen a toddler standing spellbound in front of television commercials during the holiday season, you’ve missed a very important life lesson. When my child was three, she’d…

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The Importance of Touch

October 29, 2019
Importance of Touch

Have you ever thought about the importance of touch? Author Paula Cocozza states, “The pleasantness [of touch] encourages us to keep touching, nourishes babies and binds adults, and threads wellbeing…

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Mindful Fall Prevention for All Ages

September 19, 2019
Fall Prevention for All Ages

All of us have fallen at one time or another. My own experiences include more than falling in childhood when learning to walk or ride a bicycle. Remember disco dancing?…

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Communication Tips for a Loved One with Dementia

August 22, 2019
Communicating with person Dementia

Communication—both verbal and nonverbal—is intrinsic to the human experience. Effective communication, however, far from being an innate trait, is a learned skill. Throughout our lifetime, social environments (i.e. parents, teachers,…

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5 Ways to Redirect Dementia-Related Behaviors

July 30, 2019
Redirect Dementia Related Behaviors

If your loved one has dementia, you know that caring for this person can include dealing with undesirable and often unpredictable dementia-related behaviors. As an example, a loved one may…

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Millennial Caregivers Among Most Stressed, Study Finds

June 17, 2019
Millenial Caregivers

Many of us – in fact, most of us – will feel the effects of caregiving at some point in our lives, regardless of our background, socioeconomic status or location.…

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Let the Outdoor Fun Begin!

May 28, 2019
Let Outdoor Fun Begin

A caregiver’s days often are harried with fixed responsibilities and countless unanticipated distractions. With so many tasks necessary just to get through a single day, the thought of getting out…

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10 Tips From Experienced Caregivers

April 18, 2019
Tips Experienced Caregivers

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experiences,” wrote American physician and author, Oliver Wendell Holmes. What does this have to do with caregiving? Well, similar to an abstract…

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Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health

March 21, 2019
Lonliness Bad for Health

Loneliness, commonly accepted as part of the human condition, is no stranger to any generation, but it is increasingly familiar in the older population. It’s difficult to pinpoint every cause…

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