Category Archives for Family Caregiving

Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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The Benefits of Family Caregiver Support Groups

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Caring for an older parent or loved one is an experience of mixed emotions. The family caregiving role can bring immense joy and untold rewards, but it can also feel frustrating, overwhelming, and isolating. The most important thing to remember as a family caregiver is that all of these emotions are normal. Caring for an […]

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Top Time Management Tips for Caregivers

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Do you ever wish you had more time in the day to get things done? Time often gets away from us, but it can feel especially elusive to busy family caregivers helping a loved one. It can be a challenge to remember all of the care tasks that need to be performed, and a long […]

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Family Caregivers: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Prioritize Self-Care

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Being a family caregiver is a busy job all year round. From medical appointments and providing help with personal care to assistance with weekly grocery shopping and meal preparation, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to juggle the myriad of responsibilities. Frequently, family caregivers are so busy caring for a loved one that they overlook the […]

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Help for Family Caregivers: Managing Holiday Stress

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For many families the holidays are a time of love, togetherness, and, yes, stress. Everyone wants to participate in the magic of the season, but let’s face it – decking the halls can be downright daunting! The hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, parties, and children’s school events, while fun and exciting, can take a […]

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Tips to Manage Aggressive Behaviors in Alzheimer’s

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Of all of the many difficult behaviors that may arise as a result of Alzheimer’s, aggression is arguably one of the most challenging. While it can be hard to effectively manage, a good starting point is to understand that the aggressive behaviors in Alzheimer’s are manifested by the disease – not by the senior as […]

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Therapeutic Fibbing: Are White Lies Acceptable in Dementia Care?

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Honesty is the best policy, right? When providing dementia care to a loved one, caregivers are frequently faced with questions from their loved one that are removed from reality. A person with dementia may ask when a long-deceased relative is coming to visit, when he or she can return home, or a variety of other […]

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The Challenges of Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Elderly Parents

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As children, it wasn’t always easy to get along with our siblings. So it’s no surprise that the memories of past hurts from sibling conflict can resurface in our adult years. When trying to work together with siblings while arranging care or caring for elderly parents, it can raise new challenges in decision-making and fairly […]

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

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The pandemic has altered many things, from social gatherings and travel to book clubs and lunch dates with friends. While these unplanned and dramatic changes to life as we know it may cause some uncertainty and anxiety, it’s helpful to look for the silver lining in the situation: newfound time to focus on ways to […]

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Help Make Aging in Place a Reality with These Tips for Seniors

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As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also […]

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