Welcome to the October 6, 2010 edition of The EldercareABC Blog Carnival
Derrick Grant presents National Memory Screening Day Represents an Opportunity for Seniors and Providers posted at ElderGuru.com.
Andrea Carlisle presents The Accordion Player posted at Go Ask Alice...when she's 94, saying, "One of the best things about taking care of my 95-year-old mother is hearing and recording her stories. Recently I took her to the dentist and listened to her tell him one of my favorites--about the time a soon-to-be famous accordion player came to her little Dakota town. He was only twenty then, and no one had heard of him, but something memorable happened and she has held that memory close for almost ninety years."
Kaye Swain presents Caring for Elderly Parents Who are Ill and Need Help with an Exuberant Granddog? Two Great Tips From My Granny Nanny Experiences! posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "Sometimes, caring for elderly parents may include caring for their granddog. Here's a couple of tips that helped our Sandwich Generation family."
Other eldercare & caregiving news seen and heard this week:
Approaching the Subject of Elderly Abuse to You Loved One | The ... A lot of older people need assistance bathing. However, no elderly person that is paying for professional care should be suffering from poor hygiene or the complications that come with it. Often, This is one of the first signs of ...
Ask an Elder Law Attorney: Altering the Power - The New Old Age Can power of attorney be removed from an uncooperative sibling?
Are You Suffering from Caregiver Guilt? - Elder Care Cafe When given enough time, the “perfect” caregiver starts to cave under the stress. Perhaps you start to feel selfish because you wish you could carve a little bit of time out for yourself. But then when you do, you don't feel as carefree ...
Strategies to Reduce Caregiver Stress Part I As a caregiver you must ask for help. The stress of going it alone is dangerous to your health. If it's difficult to ask for yourself, use an advocate–a sibling, friend or professional care manager –to arrange a meeting and get formal, ...
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