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#ElderCareChat Recap 7/19/17: Arts, Culture, Storytelling and Aging

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 7/19/17We were delighted to welcome Nora Rahimian, Helpline Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, as the expert panelist during the July 19th session of #ElderCareChat, which focused on the benefits of arts, culture, and storytelling to our aging population. (more…)

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What To Do If Your Loved One Is Resistant to Respite Care 


What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite care

What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite careEven the most dedicated family caregivers may need a break—whether it’s just to have a few days to themselves or to take an actual vacation. Respite care is a solution that can give that much-needed break to a caregiver, but what if your family member is resistant to …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Nursing Home

What to look for in a nursing home

What to look for in a nursing homeAfter careful consideration, your family has reached the decision that a skilled nursing facility is the best care option for your aging parent. Now that you’ve made that decision, you have another important decision to make: how to find the best nursing home to suit your parent’s needs. …Read more ›

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location. But there is one factor that exceeds all others in how your loved one will respond to the senior living experience—and that is the presence of a friendly, helpful, …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 
You’re looking for the best professional caregiver for your mom or dad as they age in place, but what exactly should you be looking for? (more…)

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Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

 Aging Transitions: Dissipating the AngerAn unfortunate side effect of aging that many adult children have noticed in their parents is a greater tendency toward anger. The pleasant adult they have known throughout their life is suddenly sullen, moody, easily frustrated, and prone to angry outbursts. Why are these changes happening, and is there anything that you as a loving and concerned son or daughter do to …Read more ›

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Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living TourYour parent has made the decision to move into a senior living community. Now comes the task of selecting the community that is the best fit for his or her needs. You’ll likely tour several communities before making your final decision. Be prepared in advance with a list of questions and a good idea of what to look for as you make …Read more ›

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Benefits for the Veteran’s Spouse

Benefits for the veteran's spouse

Benefits for the veteran's spouseThe surviving spouses of wartime veterans may not realize it, but they may be eligible for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance pension benefit by virtue of their husband or wife’s military service. (more…)

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Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in CaregivingThis is a scenario that’s all-too-familiar to siblings with elderly parents. Mom or Dad needs care, but the burden of family caregiving falls on one sibling more heavily than the others. Why can’t family caregiving duties be more equitable? Perhaps not everyone has been assigned a role. …Read more ›

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Preparing for the Progression of Dementia

preparing for the progression of dementia 2

preparing for the progression of dementia 2A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is a devastating time for a family. First, of course, there is the emotional upheaval that such a diagnosis presents to you and your loved one. There are also medical questions as well as financial and legal matters to consider. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself about dementia’s …Read more ›

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