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Caring for the Elderly Adventure

Caring for the elderly is an adventure that more and more people are embarking on as their parents or another loved one requires their help.  Caring for the elderly can be a slow and easy event that a caregiver grows accustomed to over the years, or it may be an event that occurs quickly due…
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How to Prepare For Caregiving Responsibilities

Caregiving is a twenty-four hour a day job. Those who decide to take on this enormous responsibility of providing care for loved ones often experience physical and emotional stress. Not only that, but sleep deprivation often causes fatigue and illness to caregivers. This article offers practical advice for family caregivers on how they can remain…
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25 Bad Habits Every Caregiver Should Avoid

A habit is a constant, often unconscious inclination to perform some act, acquired through its frequent repetition. If the habit is objectionable, we call it a "bad habit". It's possible to control your habits and make a positive change in as little as 30 days. Focus on one habit at a time. (more…)
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EldercareABC Blog Carnival – Spring Edition

Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. -Thomas Tusser Welcome to the EldercareABC Blog Carnival- Spring Edition. For those of you who are new to blog carnivals, there is a brief explanation of what a carnival is and how you participate at the end of this post. (more…)
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Strategies For Accepting The Changes Through Aging

Loving All Phases - Strategies For Accepting The Changes Through Aging Too often, much of what is being communicated by our elderly parents and friends is overlooked or dismissed. Many a chasm has been created in relationships because someone fails to understand another, and this later phase of life is no exception. Having spent time…
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Emergency Elderly Help

Emergency situations requiring elderly help always shock me quickly into action.  Who doesn't want to give elderly help to any loved one in the midst of a healthcare crisis! One summer my family was visiting my aunt in Michigan when they got a call that my grandma had been climbing on a stool, had fallen…
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EldercareABC Carnival – Premier Edition

Welcome to the premier  edition of the EldercareABC Carnival. What is a blog Carnival? Grab your ticket and join the fun as caregivers join the EldercareABC Carnival to share in the fun and offer support to one another along the way. Midway Highlights Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD arrived first on the Eldercare ABC Carnival Midway …
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Caring for elderly – An Overview

Caring for elderly loved ones-who are these older folks? As one caring for elderly loved ones, have you noticed that the elderly population is growing?   The projections for those who will be caring for the elderly are somewhat astounding. The Administration on Aging: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' A Profile of Older Americans:2007…
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30 Signs Your Loved One May Need a Caregiver

There are approximately 37 million people over the age of 65 and 5.3 million people over the age of 85. Each year millions of older people start requiring some sort of assistance to carry out their routine daily activities. Family members (family caregivers) provide most of the help. It is not always easy to know…
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Tax Deductible Medical and Dental Expenses

An itemized deduction falls under one of the following categories: Medical and dental expenses, taxes paid, interest, gifts and charity, casualty and theft losses, expenses and miscellaneous deductions. Taxpayers who wish to claim medical and dental expenses must use the itemize deduction option and present documented evidence to substantiate the amount being claim. The itemized…
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