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Eight Things You Need to Know about Alzheimer's Disease

If you're caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease, you already know that the condition can seem like a very dark mystery with wonderful moments of sunshine. Watching my own grandmother descend into Alzheimer's while I was in college is what led me to a career devoted to helping other families deal with the heartache and challenges associated with this disease.
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Finding In-Home Elderly Assistance

My widowed aunt was living alone and as she was getting older we began to see some telltale signs that she might need some type of senior assistance.   Her home wasn't as clean as it once was, she seemed to be eating less and less, and she was becoming a bit unsteady on her feet.…
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Want to Know More About Elder Services?

Do you want to know more about elder services for your elderly parents or family member? One of the first questions I had when I suddenly became Mom's caregiver after an emergency surgery was what elder services were available for her and where could I find them? The Internet The Internet lets our fingers do…
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Find a 5 Star Nursing Home

Medicare has just made finding a great nursing home for your parent easier. The agency recently launched a 5 star rating system for nursing find-a-5-star-nursing-home1homes. The rating system makes it easier for family caregivers to choose among the many facilities that are available.
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What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

While working for the Alzheimer's Association, I received a lot of phone calls concerning geriatric care for aging parents. Many of the calls came from adult children who were either overwhelmed with caregiving responsibilities or lived too far away to provide the eldercare their parent required. Many times, I suggested that the caller look into hiring a geriatric care manager.
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Welcome to the EldercareABC Blog

EldercareABC began as an idea based on empathy and community. Stephen and Sandy Joyce had cared for both of their parents. When they were gone, what remained was the memory of how challenging their caregiving experiences had been.
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