Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver During the Holidays

Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver During the Holidays

How do you say “thank you” to the caregiver in your life? Whether it’s a home cooked meal, a handwritten note, or a cup of their favorite coffee, taking the steps to ensure your caregiver’s needs are met and that he or she feels appreciated will validate the hard work he or she provides on a regular basis. This is...
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How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

Independence is a key factor in the emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of an aging adult. Relying on others to take care of one’s basic needs isn’t easy at any age, but can be especially tricky for seniors who genuinely require a degree of assistance. As a loved one of a senior, how do you set them up to...
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What to do if You Notice Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

What to do if You Notice Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, early detection offers the best path for dealing with all that the disease entails. Common signs and symptoms can include unusual memory loss, difficulty solving problems and completing familiar tasks. It can also manifest in confusion about time and places,...
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How to Choose a Nursing Home for a Parent

How to Choose a Nursing Home for a Parent

When your parents reach the age where they start to be mentally or physically incapable and can no longer take care of themselves, relocating them to a nursing home may be the best option.  Unfortunately, this process can be confusing, difficult and stressful. Your parent may have no interest in relocating and you...
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Three Tips to Help Sandwich Generation Caregivers

The role of the family caregiver is not an easy one. This especially holds true for members of The Sandwich Generation who find themselves balancing the needs of multiple age groups. The Sandwich Generation is comprised of Americans between ages 40 and 55 who are still caring for a child at home while simultaneously...
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How Do I Know If My Parent Needs a Companion in Her Home?

There may come a time when your parents are no longer able to live alone. Many people believe that age is the key factor to use when deciding whether or not they should get help for their parents. While this is not entirely false, there are more signs that could signify a decline in your parents in addition to age....
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