Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teaching Caregivers in Senior Living and Beyond

Your school days may be far behind you, but if you are a caregiver — whether at home, in senior living, or elsewhere — education and ongoing training is essential.

Thousands of articles and expert opinions about caregiving emphasize the importance of “taking care of you” in order to be a better caregiver. One way of accomplishing this goal (while also fulfilling the …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/18/12 Recap: Life in the Sandwich Generation

With one tweeter describing himself as a Big Mac (he’s caring for his son, a wife who has FTLD, a form of dementia, and his father, who has cancer), the 67 participants in this week’s installment of #ElderCareChat talked about life as “sandwiched” caregivers. The hour flew by as attendees shared survival tips, the benefits of multi-generational households, how to balance everyone’s needs (including …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/4/12 Recap: Personal and Professional Caregiving Goals

It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, we were in the thick of the hectic holiday season, bombarded with ads from retailers and the stress of longer ‘to do’ lists weighing us down. Now, with the new year upon us and the season’s excesses behind (except, of course, until we get that first credit card bill), it’s an ideal time to …Read more ›

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