#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and ...

The Gift of Adult Day Services

It may be one of the lesser known and most underutilized senior care services -- there are only 4,600 centers across the country and 260,000 participants served, per this MetLife Study -- but adult day care (or adult day services) is still ...

How to Thank a Caregiver

This Thanksgiving, we should all give thanks for the people who do an often thankless job: caregivers.

We all know a caregiver. As former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said, we’ve all been touched by caregiving: either we have served (...

How Caregivers Can Prepare for Holiday Stress

It’s inevitable, so instead of being overwhelmed by it, why not prepare for the holiday stress so you can overcome it?

Even if you’re not hosting family or friends at your home, the holidays are definitely a tough ...

When You Need More Help: Alzheimer’s Care Options

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home -- either theirs or yours -- a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your ...

How to Find Rest When You’re Caring Around the Clock

Caring for another human being is a big deal.

No matter what the age, relationship or needs, caregiving is an often stressful, at times rewarding, many times frustrating, almost always exhausting experience. But if the person you’re caring for ...

How to… Balance Life As a Sandwich Caregiver

The kids have soccer practice until 4, and Dad’s doctor’s appointment is at 4:30. Your husband gets home around 6 and hopes dinner will be ready soon after. There’s a check that needs to be deposited at the bank, you’...

What You Should Know About the Alzheimer’s Care Crisis

A $215 billion dollar price tag, annually: that’s the financial impact of Alzheimer’s care in this country, according to this new study from the RAND Corporation.

The staggering amount represents the cumulative cost of providing care for someone with ...

How to…Take a Caregiving Break

There’s no way I can take a break from caregiving! If that’s what you’re thinking upon first glance at this post, KEEP READING. A break is possible -- and absolutely necessary. Check out our tips, ideas and ...

Alzheimer’s Hurts: Help for Difficult Behaviors

The first time she can’t remember your name.
The first time he doesn’t seem to recognize you.
The first time she responds to your touch in anger, something she never did before.

Alzheimer’s hurts.

As if these ...

 
 
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