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The Caregiver in MidLife: Thoughts that run the show

The following is an excerpt from "The Caregiver in MidLife: Where their needs end and yours begin," by Ellen Besso. Stopping our mind train and controlling our tendency to over-schedule may sound easier said than done, but it is quite possible depending on the priorities we set. If our thinking tells us: "I must...", or…
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Helping a Senior Citizen

Senior citizens are precious possessions of our society and with their experience they can do wonders. They do not always want someone to assist them while they walk or talk to them all day, nor do they want someone to help them climb stairs or take them to dinner parties. To make these senior citizens…
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Eldercare Carnival's Senior Care Stress Awareness Edition

April is Stress Awareness month and anyone who has ever provided senior care for a loved one fully understands the stress that can come with the territory.  Some crisis situations may cause extreme stress, but others are a part of a caregiver's day to day duties.   As caregivers, we can learn to recognize stress and…
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Top Notch Senior Help and Heart Disease

Providing senior help to those with heart disease may come in many forms, but one approach to offer senior help is to learn all you can about heart disease. By doing this, you often learn the warning signs of a heart attack and can offer senior help if it is needed. Growing up, I would…
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Tips on How to Communicate With the Elderly

Communication can easily be by far one of the most difficult parts about dealing with the elderly, deterioration. Sometimes complex sentences or questions can be confusing, so making them simpler Communication can easily be by far one of the most difficult parts about dealing with the elderly, especially when it comes to those who have…
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Join us for the Eldercare Carnival

Last month we  started an Eldercare Blog Carnival.  You can see the first one here: https://eldercareabcblog.com/eldercareabc-blog-carnival-spring-edition/ This week we are  calling all caregiving bloggers to join us.  April is Stress Awareness Month and for the next issue of the Eldercare Carnival I'd like to share your good posts to help caregivers beat the odds that…
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Elder Care Stress and Solutions

Because of improvements in Health Care people are living longer. In the years that I've been in practice it is very common to see active patients in their seventies and eighties and even nineties. As the number of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1960) that reach maturity grows, the senior ranks will swell…
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The Facts About Senior Day Care

Senior Day Care is a term that almost everyone is familiar with today, but I recall when the whole concept was new.  I first learned about senior day care services when a friend was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  As his Alzheimer's progressed, his family began investigating the different types of Senior Day Care's in the area…
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Ease the Stress of Caring For an Aging Parent

It's hard enough managing the to-do's in our own lives. Add to that the responsibility of in home care - managing every aspect of someone else's life too - and it can be overwhelming. Yet that is exactly what millions of people do each year providing senior services for their aging parents, and it is…
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Stair Safety and Caring for the Elderly

Those that are mobility challenged and have difficulty likely are at a much higher risk of a fall. Of all of the areas in a home, the staircase is one of the most, if not the most, dangerous areas. This is one of the reasons that people install stair lifts onto their staircase. A stair…
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