#ElderCareChat 3/19/14 Recap: Loneliness Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 new and returning participants dialogued about the issue of loneliness among seniors and caregivers. There were so many thought-provoking, hard-hitting, heart-tugging tweets shared in the hour (733 total, to be exact), affirming the relevance and importance ...

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#ElderCareChat 3/5/14 Recap: Pet Therapy for Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 49 new and returning participants enjoyed an #ElderCareChat conversation on the benefits of pet therapy for seniors and caregivers. After recently tackling such difficult though necessary subjects as end of life care and the challenges facing ...

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#ElderCareChat 2/19/14 Recap: Supporting Family Caregivers and Carees at End of Life

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — again, we were happy to welcome several new tweeps to the conversation — took an unflinching look at an issue many would prefer to sweep under the rug, talk about privately, or discuss only when ...

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#ElderCareChat 2/5/14 Recap: Children as Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — many of them new — engaged in a vibrant conversation on a topic of growing importance: youth caregivers. An estimated 1.4 million children and teens in the US are currently providing care for a family member, and as the number of those needing care continues to rise, the numbers of child caregivers will too.

Caregiving isn’t an easy role at any age, but there are ...

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#ElderCareChat 1/22/14 Recap: Alzheimer’s Research Update

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 participants engaged in a conversation about the state of Alzheimer’s research. This week, we welcomed special guest Claire Day, who currently serves as Vice President of Constituent Services for the Delaware Valley Chapter of ...

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Register Now for the Next #ElderCareChat

Join @Seniors4Living and @Caregiving for another dynamic #ElderCareChat conversation on Wednesday, August 20th at 1pm ET. Michelle (@Seniors4Living) will lead a discussion on doable hobbies for seniors of all abilities.

Discussion questions (subject to change) are listed below:


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#ElderCareChat 1/8/14 Recap: Brainstorming Ideas for Future Discussions

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 52 attendees — many of them first-time participants — shared their topic ideas for the 2014 chat lineup, along with recommendations for keeping our forum as a valuable resource for the eldercare community in the US and abroad (again, ...

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#ElderCareChat 12/18/13 Recap: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Eldercare Trends

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 attendees took on the trends -- eldercare trends, that is. Not surprisingly, given we were talking about the future, technology was a major theme of the chat. With many new and returning participants from Canada, ...

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#ElderCareChat 12/4/13 Recap: How Do We Train to Care?

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 participants discussed strategies and ideas for training the current and next generation of caregivers, both paid and unpaid. While training isn't the only answer to better care, it is certainly beneficial even to the most ...

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#ElderCareChat 11/20/13 Recap: Managing Holiday Stress

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 42 attendees talked about holiday stresses that particularly affect older adults and their caregivers, along with strategies for successful stress management and a happier holiday season. We also shared our own personal stressors and favorite holiday ...

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