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Should You Visit Your Loved One Every Day-

Should You Visit Your Loved One Every Day?

When your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, visits to a care facility can be a challenge. What can you do if she is agitated by your presence?

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helping your parents sell their home

Helping Your Parents Sell Their Home

Helping a loved one sell a home—especially if you once lived there yourself—is a busy but emotional time.

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Join #ElderCareChat on May 17, 2017: Self-Care for Caregivers

The next #ElderCareChat, which will focus on Self-Care for Caregivers, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET.

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How to Save Money in Senior Living

How to Save Money in Senior Living

Factoring in the savings in time and money for family caregivers may tip the balance in favor of your parent’s move to assisted living or another form of senior living.

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What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?

What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?

“If Dad is not a social person, then when he moves in, don’t expect him to be the life of the party. He is going to continue to be the same person who enjoys TV or reading the newspaper and staying in his own comfort zone.”

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#ElderCareChat 4/12/17 Recap: How to Prepare for Aging

We were honored to welcome Amy Cameron O’Rourke, president of the Aging Life Care Association, as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat.

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Effective Communication with Older Adults

Effectively Communicating with Older Adults: Expert Advice Abounds

Many adult children have experienced this paradox: At the very time they need to communicate with their aging parent about important issues in their life, the older person begins experiencing impediments that make communication difficult.

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Meeting Senior Transportation Needs

Meeting Senior Transportation Needs

“Older adults need transportation for daily living activities—errands, shopping, community activities including volunteer work, recreation, entertainment, visiting friends and family, and for non-emergency medical transportation,” says Jane Hardin, program specialist with CTAA

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Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are “Blossoming”

Unique senior living gardening programs foster friendship, cultivate confidence, and provide purpose. This horticultural therapist tells us how.

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Join #ElderCareChat on April 12, 2017: How Families Can Prepare for Aging

The next #ElderCareChat will feature guest panelist Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association. Ms. O’Rourke will lead us in a discussion of how families can proactively prepare for aging versus reacting to a crisis.

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