A Look Back at Year Three in the Upside to Aging!

I can’t believe we are in June!  The time has surely flown by, and I am excited to share a reflection of what’s been happening over the past year.  Year three in the Upside to Aging has sure brought with it some beautiful surprises, and I want to thank YOU for your continued support of […]

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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 earlier this year.  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 […]

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

In February, 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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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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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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