The Upside to Aging Interview on ‘Parents Are Hard To Raise’

Last month I had the incredible opportunity to be a guest on Eldercare Expert Diane Berardi’s show Parents Are Hard to Raise.   It was such a fun experience discussing the work and mission behind The Upside to Aging and offered me the chance to give quick activity ideas to assist family caregivers in their day-to-day […]

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Embracing Elderhood with the ‘Life Minded’ Approach

Guest Post Author: Cindy Greenfield | LinkedIn When it comes to senior living, there is no doubt you may have wondered who that old guy glaring at you in the mirror every morning you wake up. Ever thought about how you got those wrinkles or how your body feels as if it is a neglected […]

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An Easy Way to Manage Medication for Your Loved One Living with Dementia

Medication Management!  Medication management is a critical part of a caregivers duty. 60% of older adults who manage their medication do so improperly, and 76 percent are more likely to experience a significant decline in their overall health than those who take all medicines as prescribed (for more facts check out Medscape’s factsheet). As a […]

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Another Year in The Upside to Aging: A Reflection on An Exciting Two Years!

What We Have Been Up To! This past year was an exciting one for the blog (and for me!). Through this blog, I’ve been able to speak with so many amazing people working for the betterment of the aging services. I am both humbled and inspired by their missions and fortunate to share their work […]

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Top 5 Tips on How to Discuss Care Decisions with a Parent

Guest Post Author: Adam Pike | SuperCarers Top 5 Tips For How to Discuss Care with a Parent Throughout our lives, there are some conversations that we just don’t want to have. Like ‘that’ talk about the birds and the bees. We avoided it, or we wriggled around it, but ultimately we are glad we […]

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What is a Staycation? And How Can it Help You as A Family Caregiver?

First Published on Sixty and Me What is a staycation and how can it make caregiving during the summer easier? Let me explain. Do you care for someone living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s? If you do, then you know it can be difficult to plan even a day trip away without a long list of to-do’s and […]

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Care Match: The Stress-Free Way to Finding a Follow-Up Care Provider

Guest Post Author: Preeya D’Mello | Repisodic Many people require follow-up care after leaving the hospital to help in the recovery from an injury, illness, or surgical procedure. This after hospital care, often referred to as post-acute care, is a key step in the recovery journey. It can improve a patient’s health outcomes decrease their out-of-pocket […]

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An Interview with Kathryn Harrison and Jaclyn Guenette Illustrator and Author of I Smile For Grandpa

I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa.  I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters […]

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An Interview with Gary Joseph LeBlanc: Dementia Care and the Use of Redirection in Hospital and LTC Settings

I had a fantastic conversation with Gary Joseph LeBlanc on the standards of Dementia Care Training in Hospital and LTC settings.  He offered incredible insight and even provided us with tips and tricks on how to redirect individuals with dementia, so they are happy and healthy in their care. Gary is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist […]

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Is Yoga Right for You? Learn How You Can Develop a Yoga Practice that Embraces Health and Aging

Guest Post Author: Travis Friot | Yoga for Health and Aging  For starters, let’s debunk some common myths about this practice.  Yoga is for everyone.  A lot of people envision yoga as a time and place of extreme stretching and flexibility. Images of people looking like contorted pretzels and even chanting some ominous conjuring language come to […]

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