Seeing family during the holidays can be joyful as well as challenging, no matter who is the guest and who is the visitor. If you are going home to spend time with elderly loved ones, this can be an ideal time to see if they are doing OK and need more help year round.
Let’s make a list and check it twice so this can be a delightful time for all:
The key to a successful holiday visit with loved ones is good communication together about any concerns, along with all of the comforts, laughs, and smiles of the season.
Any kind of caregiving is going to require coordinating with other people and entities, such as doctors, therapists, insurance, maybe other family members or non-medical caregivers. This is called coordinated care.
We have created a library of support for family caregivers who may find themselves overwhelmed or confused as the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Caregiving and relationship expert, Barry J. Jacobs, has a new book that focuses on marriage for people a couple of decades into their matrimonial journey.