#ElderCareChat Articles

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

Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter for updates; start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn group; or use the #ElderCareChat hashtag to present a question or idea to the group.

To peruse past #ElderCareChat chats, please explore below:

#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.

All participants agreed that putting yourself first, particularly …Read more ›

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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.

We were pleased …Read more ›

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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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#ElderCareChat to Celebrate a Milestone

Four years ago, the SeniorsForLiving.com team joined forces with Caregiving.com to create #ElderCareChat. After researching Twitter chats that focused on eldercare issues and finding none, the SeniorsForLiving.com team joined forces with Caregiving.com to create #ElderCareChat.

That was four years ago — an impressive track record for a Twitter chat in a constantly changing social media space. …Read more ›

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Pre-Register Now for the 11/19/14 #ElderCareChat

Join @Seniors4Living, @Caregiving, and a special guest from Silverado Senior Living for another dynamic #ElderCareChat conversation on Wednesday, June 4th at 1pm ET.

Michelle Seitzer (@Seniors4Living) will lead a discussion, guided by Medical Director at the Silverado Encinitas Memory Care Community Dr. John W. Daly (@SilveradoCare), about ensuring the physical health of seniors with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.

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#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

Review highlights from this week's conversation on how to overcome several common caregiving challenges.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and more.

Check out these highlights (with discussion questions included):

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