Category Archives: Relationships

Elder Care and Guilt Issues

Our society is in denial when it comes to aging. We spend millions trying to avoid looking like we have grown older. Sooner or later, however, we have to deal with aging, particularly when it affects our parents. This raises the issue of elder care and guilt. Most people view life as a simple time…
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Dealing with Aging Parents

During the last century the number of Americans living beyond age 65 has doubled. This astounding increase in seniors is starting to put a strain on some baby-boomers. Today more than ever middle aged Americans are facing the task of caring for elderly parents. The baby-boomers will be the first generation to care for their…
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The truth about in home eldelry care

The truth about in home elderly care is that as the boomer generation ages, the next generation is faced with the challenge of caring for them.  For families who cannot provide all the care themselves, the  challenge will include being able to find quality in home elderly assistance. The Washington Post hosted a live discussion…
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Caring for a Grieving Parent

The death of a spouse is a huge loss at any age.  Your parent will need your support and your patience on their journey to healing after the death of their partner.  Your efforts to care for your elderly parent can be further complicated by your own grief. Take care of yourself and be aware…
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Top Five Dog Breeds For Senior Citizens

Dogs are natural companions for seniors. Dogs are good company. They can help seniors feel secure by keeping the house under watch. They also have the added bonus of giving seniors a reason to be more active. But when considering a dog for a senior, there should be several things taken into consideration in order to find the best…
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Can Caregiving Be Good For You?

What I dreaded most, my mother's passing, became a special caregiving moment.  I felt peace and pride as my family gathered to sit by my mother's bed and reminisce. There have been a lot of studies that support the existence of caregiver stress and how it takes a toll on mental and physical health. One…
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Your Career and Eldercare

It's likely that you're at the top of your game in your career. Maybe you just re-entered onto the career path of your dreams after raising your children. Or perhaps you simply enjoy what you do. But now you are being called on to provide eldercare for your parents. What to do? It's hard not…
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Senior Assistance and Rosie the Robot

Robots providing senior assistance to the elderly and the disabled have been making the news lately, but researchers and engineers have been working on them for years.  I recall watching the Jetsons Family cartoon while growing up and loving Rosie the Robot. The personable Rosie was the Jetson's maid, but the senior assistance Carebots that…
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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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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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