#ElderCareChat 1/16/13 Recap: Eldercare Around the World

This Wednesday, a lively dialogue among our 36 attendees offered a much broader perspective of senior and caregiving issues than usual: eldercare around the world. In the hour-long conversation, we found that while some countries are unique in their eldercare programs ...

 
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5 Tips for Memorable Thanksgiving Conversations

Turkey and stuffing is delicious, and so is pumpkin pie... but Thanksgiving is about so much more than what’s to eat.

Inspired by these Thanksgiving communication survival tips from ProjectEve.com (click the link for practical advice on dealing ...

 
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Why to Make a New Year’s Resolution About Senior Living Now

The holidays are upon us. With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, the frantic pace of the holiday season begins.

Many people will be traveling to visit senior parents and relatives over the coming weeks, and many of ...

 
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Finding New Ways to Communicate in Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care

Different types of dementia, Alzheimer’s, a stroke, a brain injury: these all have an impact on a person’s ability to communicate, making conversation with others extremely difficult. As time is often limited for assisted living staff who provide ...

 
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Technology Trend Watch: An Exclusive Interview with GE’s Bronwyn Medley

Technology seems to be one of the hottest topic across elder care blogs these days. Our very own #ElderCareChat on the subject hit the Twitter trending list a few weeks back (review the recap here), and ever since, it seems ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/18/12 Recap: Technology & Caregiving

This week’s #ElderCareChat was a big one: after a short break (the July 4th holiday fell on our regularly scheduled 1st Wednesday chat), 59 participants were back in full force to talk about technology, and the volume of tweets pushed ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/6/12 Recap: Complex Caregiving Conversations

Caring for an elder you love -- be it a grandparent, parent, friend, spouse, or sibling -- inevitably prompts the need for complex conversations you’d probably rather avoid...

Do you want extraordinary measures to be taken?
You need help ...

 
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#ElderCareChat to Cover Complex Senior Care Conversations

As parents you may have dreaded having the “birds and bees” discussion with your children, but that probably seems a lot better than having to tell Dad that he needs to consider assisted living care for Mom because the strain ...

 
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How to Have Meaningful Visits in Assisted Living

A lull in the conversation, an awkward silence, a discussion about a subject that leaves the engaged at odds. All of us at one time or another have experienced the frustrations of strained communication, and it is especially challenging when ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 5/16/12 Recap: Caregiving in the Media

Would you watch a “caregiving family swap” reality show? Do you think reporters get it right when they’re covering the challenges of being a caregiver? How about celebrities talking about caregiving: what makes their stories accessible?

These were just ...

 
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