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  • Caregiving Language – Use It to Uplift and Embrace
    Senior Care & Aging

    By Brenda, Avadian, MA, The Caregiver’s Voice If you are caring for someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, maybe you can relate to this experience: “Are you with me or not?” my father asked sternly. “Yes, I’m with you!” I replied without ...

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  • Caregiving Checklist for a New Year
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    There’s something about turning over the calendar page to a new year that inspires us to make changes in our lives. If you’re caring for a loved one, here are a few things you might consider doing in the year ahead to make sure you’re caring for yourself ...

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  • Understanding a Drug Recall
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Guest blog from Caitlin Hoff, Health & Safety Investigator at ConsumerSafety.org Consumer drug recalls often bring with them a great deal of uncertainty for people. Just the sheer amount of news coverage following a major recall can be overwhelming, and ...

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  • What Is Well-Being?
    Senior Care & Aging

    Well-being is a term that we hear a lot, but what does it really mean? It turns out, it can mean different things to different people. “Well-being is very subjective and it’s hard for any one person to tell somebody else what well-being is,” says Dr. G. ...

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  • Top 5 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Just when you had more than enough to do, the holidays rolled around with just a few more items that seem like only you can do them. Here are five things to remember during this busy time so you can still enjoy the season: Are you caring for someone living ...

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  • Prepare to Care Today
    Senior Care & Aging

    The most common approach to caregiving for a loved one? Panic. But it doesn’t have to be that way with time spent preparing for the possibilities. While no one has a crystal ball, we have created an infographic to help families and friends review what ...

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  • Could You Be Caring Wrong?
    Senior Care & Aging

    Caregiving starts out with the best of intentions to help someone who is experiencing a loss of abilities either temporarily or as the result of a chronic condition. While the kindness impulse isn’t a bad thing, it can lead to completely taking over ...

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  • How Do I Bathe My Mom?
    Senior Care & Aging

    Maybe one of the hardest parts of caring for a loved one is assisting with their personal care needs, which for many possible reasons, they may no longer be able to address independently. As adult children, this can lead to awkward moments in reversed ...

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  • Our Experts Answer Your Questions About Dementia Care
    Senior Care & Aging

    This fall, we had two experts available to answer questions online about dementia care. For those who missed the AMA (Ask Me Anything) event, we’ve compiled the top questions and answers for you here. Nicole Brackett, the Quality & Training Support ...

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