#ElderCareChat Articles

#ElderCareChat is held mid-month via Twitter, connects those who are passionate about sharing their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and elder care expertise.

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To peruse past #ElderCareChat chats, please explore below:

#ElderCareChat 3/4/15 Recap: Ways to Creatively Care

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ideas for creative caregivingDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 38 new and returning participants brainstormed inspiring ideas for infusing creativity into caregiving as a way to connect generations, lessen the drudgery of caregiving’s daily grind, and to communicate in new ways with those for whom we are caring. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat, which connects those passionate about sharing their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and expertise around eldercare, IS BACK!
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#ElderCareChat 2/18/15 Recap: Legal Issues in Eldercare, Part 2

Review exclusive insights and advice from our guest expert, Certified Elder Law Attorney Howard Krooks, in this #ElderCareChat recap post. During Wednesday’s live discussion, 47 attendees dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was Howard “Howie” Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the Immediate President of the National …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/4/15 Recap: Helping Family Through a Caregiving Experience

Review highlights from this week's well-attended #ElderCareChat (89 people contributed) on the family matters of caregiving.During Wednesday’s live discussion, a large group — 89 attendees total! — flooded the tweet stream with their thoughts, tips, memories, and musings about the “family affair” that is a caregiving experience.

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#ElderCareChat 1/21/15 Recap: Self-Care and Accountability in Caregiving

Review highlights from this week's real-time #ElderCareChat conversation about the importance of caring for self in order to better care for others.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants discussed strategies for more effective self-care, and explored the importance of accountability in achieving these goals of caring for self in order to better care for others.

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#ElderCareChat on 1/7/15: Personal, Professional and Group Goals for the New Year

Review highlights from this week's conversation about personal and professional goals, dreams and plans for the coming year.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants kicked off the 2015 #ElderCareChat season with a rather introspective dialogue about their goals and dreams for the new year, on a professional and personal level. Besides sharing these plans, attendees revealed the secrets to their past successes …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/17/14 Recap: Finding the Joy in Growing Older

Review highlights from this week's discussion about finding the joy and adventure in growing older.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 new and returning participants discussed what they look forward to most about growing older, who their “positive aging” role models are, what they fear about aging, the benefits of longevity, and more. It was an inspiring, enlightening, and energizing …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/3/14 Recap: Healing Family Rifts

Review highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat conversation about healing and navigating family rifts that often impact caregiving situations.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 33 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for navigating, coping with, and seeking ways to heal rifts in the family that often impact caregiving, a topic that was especially timely for this family-gathering-focused holiday season. The group discussed personal experiences, both …Read more ›

#ElderCareChat 11/19/14 Recap: Normal Aging Versus a Dementia Decline

Review highlights from this week's discussion about the striking and subtle differences between normal aging and dementia, via insights from a guest expert.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 new and returning participants engaged in an educational dialogue about the subtle and striking differences between normal aging and those of a dementia-related cognitive decline.

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#ElderCareChat 11/5/14 Recap: Hospital and ER Survival Guide

Review highlights from this week's live #ElderCareChat discussion about making the most of a hospitalization or ER visit, both as a caregiver and caree.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 39 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for surviving a sometimes necessary hospitalization or ER visit, either as a caregiver or caree. Participants also dialogued about alternatives to hospitalization, and how to know …Read more ›

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