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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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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How to Handle Feelings of Guilt After an Aging Parent Moves into a Care Home

There can be a feeling of guilt associated with moving your loved ones into a care home. Often, they have never discussed or planned on their preference for end-of-life care, and as their caregiver, you are left to make this difficult decision for them. I’ve worked in long-term care for over ten years, and time […]

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An Interview with the AlzAuthors Team, a Collector of Stories and Personal Journey’s through Dementia and Alzheimer’s

I had a fabulous discussion with the AlzAuthor’s team this week.  These five amazing women all have their own personal journey’s with Alzheimer’s and have join forces to share and raise awareness so that other’s experiencing Alzheimer’s, or dementia do not have to feel alone. The AlzAuthor’s Team  Jean Lee lives with her husband in […]

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An Interview with Carol Bradley Bursack, Family Caregiver Turned Author, Blogger, and Columnist at www.mindingourelders.com

This week I sat down with author, writer, blogger, and consultant on aging and senior issues, Carol Bradley Bursack to discuss her book and her own personal journey as a family caregiver. Her book Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a collection of personal experiences in caregiving from a number of remarkable […]

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Sick and Tired of Trying to Manage All your Medications? Try CVS Pharmacy’s New Program ScriptPath Prescription Schedule Today

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Medication Management Made Easy As a family caregiver, you know how difficult it […]

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​Understanding Terms of Endearment: The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of calling the Older Adults in our Care “Sweetie” or “Honey.​”

Some people have a strong affiliation either for or against the use of terms of endearment. They either love it or hate it, and the middle area of when their use is appropriate is grey. When about older adults, there is a multitude of reasons why you should not exchange an individual’s name with a […]

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Take a Time-Out: Effective Coping Strategies to Combat Stress In-the-Moment as a Family Caregiver

Guest Post Author: Angela Stringfellow | Caregiver Homes There’s tons of advice offering relaxation strategies to help caregivers cope with stress, but what about those moments when you feel like everything is going to fall apart — the moments when you feel like screaming? No one needs to tell you that self-care is important, but finding […]

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What to Do When an Aging Parent Forgets Who You Are

As seen in the SeniorCare.com Aging Industry Insider! A well-known and yet hurtful reality of dementia or Alzheimer’s is the forgetfulness and memory loss that can occur.  Memory loss is particularly difficult for family members to cope with when their parent or loved one forgets who they are. Forgetting the names of their children, forgetting […]

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