• recovering from grief and loss
    End of Life Denial, Decisions and Caregiving

    End of life denial is a very strong emotion. We just had a member of our support group leave us. This happens, for a variety of reasons. The reason this time was that the former member became...

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  • When Dealing with Dementia,Honesty Isn’t Always the Best Policy

    When Dealing with Dementia,Honesty Isn’t Always the Best Policy I take a certain amount of pride in being one of the most honest people I know. It’s not easy to be consistently open and upfront, especially in...

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  • Assisted Living Concept on a blackboard
    Assisted Living -Dangerous, Deceiving and Dysfunctional Part 1

    Thank you Frontline for your exposé “Life and Death in Assisted Living“.  If you have not seen this video, I have made it available for you to view here: Watch Life and Death in Assisted Living on...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Caregiver Rights: Having a Life of Your Own

    #1  Caregiver Rights – having a life of your own.  Caring is a valuable and rewarding role. It is a role in which you can become very easily socially isolated. As a caregiver, you spend the majority...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • controlling relatives
    Overcoming Caregiver Anger and Guilt

    Overcoming caregiver anger and guilt…  Caregiving is an unpredictable and stressful role that takes its toll on the physical, mental, emotional and  even the financial well-being of the caregiver.  The individual that takes on the responsibility for caring...

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  • epidemic
    Special Report for 2013: What is Dementia?

    What is dementia?  Studies show that there are 24 million people living with some form of dementia. Understanding dementia and the disease process will provide insight and an educated approach to dementia care. For example, though dementia...

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  • taking care of elderly parents with dementia
    Middle Stage Dementia: I Don’t Like Mom Very Much

    Middle stage dementia you begin to see less and less of the person you once knew. It is not unusual to hear… “I love my mother, but I don’t like her very much”. This is a phrase...

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  • boiling water
    Do We Need a Dementia Care Facility or How to Cook a Frog

    Do we need a Dementia Care Facility?   How to cook a frog or How NOT to become a cooked frog! Adapted from a podcast by Donahue Vanderhider, gerontologist  Last week we discussed the importance of self-care...

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  • Care Giving Articles

    Care Giving articles of on a variety of different topics on aging and care giving.Look for a solution to your questions here.   Baby Boomers as Caregivers Baby boomers are becoming the caregivers of today due to...

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