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 (...

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#ElderCareChat 11/21/12 Recap: Future Topic Ideas

As this week’s chat fell on the day before Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give our participants the floor. Of course, we always have great interactions and discussions in every chat, but instead of ...

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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 (click the link for practical advice on dealing ...

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Thanksgiving Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiving Family

“The Alzheimer’s Association says that unless a treatment or cure is found, Alzheimer’s will become the defining disease of the Baby Boom Generation.”

These startling words are from a recent CNN article, “Celebrating Thanksgiving with ‘Generation Alzheimer’s.’ ” ...

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When Thanksgiving Is Just Another Caregiving Day

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Some people are working, some have the day off. Others are loading the car or boarding a plane to visit family. Many are beginning dinner preparations.

Millions are caregiving. On a day like today, ...

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Can You Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Assisted Living?

When someone you love has moved to assisted living, the holidays may be different, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less joyful.

This may be the first Thanksgiving that a family member is residing in assisted ...

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Be Thankful for Senior Care Options, Resources and Support

We’ve written many posts about how senior care has changed over the past few decades, and while areas of grave concern have also emerged (funding streams, regulatory compliance, elder abuse, Medicare fraud, etc.), there is great cause for gratitude ...

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Be Thankful for Caregivers, At Home or in Senior Living

Thanksgiving is less than a month away, and as November is National Family Caregivers Month, it’s the perfect time for expressing gratitude to the people who are caring for the seniors you love – whether they are family by relation, ...

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Help Seniors Prepare for the Holidays

The holidays are approaching fast, and although it is a time of joy, holidays can be stressful, as well. If you have a senior citizen in your life, don't forget that they may have holiday-related things to do, but sometimes tasks that may be easy for you are harder for them.

What are some things you can do to help a senior feel involved and get ready for the holidays?

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