#ElderCareChat 4/216/14 Recap: Substance Abuse Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 38 new and returning participants dialogued about substance abuse issues among seniors and caregivers. Joining the conversation to add her expert insights was featured guest Dr. Goldina Erowele (@carenovatemag). Goldie is a clinical pharmacist with geriatrics ...

 
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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 1/8/14 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 11/6/13 Recap: Tech Tools for Seniors and Caregivers

During our live discussion on Wednesday (we were trending again!), 54 attendees talked about the latest and up-and-coming tech tools that are most valuable to seniors and caregivers.

Per a post from our friends at @eCaring, the top technology benefits reported ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 10/16/13 Recap: You Won the Lottery: What Eldercare Services Will You Start?

This week, 42 chat participants dreamed with us: we won the lottery, and it was time to "spend the dough" on vital eldercare services. During our live discussion, attendees talked about the programs, services, housing options, training courses, support systems, technology, ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 10/2/13 Recap: The Emotional Aspects of Aging and Caregiving

This week, a record-shattering 134 chat participants saturated the Twitter feed with thought-provoking and intense comments, questions and ideas about emotional health, particularly among caregivers and seniors. And, based on this phenomenal amount of participants and activity (714 tweets total through the ...

 
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