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Finding the Best Home Care Match

shutterstock_49514230Have your efforts to find home care for your aging parent turned out to be harder than you imagined? (more…)

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Living with Lewy Body Dementia

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lewy body dementiaRobin Williams’s widow recently revealed what she believes led to her husband’s suicide — the unbearable symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD).

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#ElderCareChat 12/16/2015: Holiday Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

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For the last #ElderCareChat of 2015, 31 participants talked about the hazardous side of the holidays, sharing practical tips to ensure a safer season. Bright twinkling lights and candles burning, slushy entryways and unsecured throw rugs, the clutter of decorations and young children running about, busy schedules and an absence of the usual structured routines. Extra travel, extra people, extra reminders of those loved ones …Read more ›

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New Council Seeks to Support Nation’s 44 Million Family Caregivers

family_caregiverWhat if family caregivers could find everything they need for caregiving in one place? With the launch of the National Caregiver Council — elder care leaders coming together to address the needs of the nation’s 44 million family caregivers — that is now a reality. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation

shutterstock_270444908During Wednesday’s live discussion, 39 #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse. Joining and guiding us in the conversation was guest William Henry, who has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. He became interested in issues involving exploitation of elders, and the dynamics of family caregiving, following an …Read more ›

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Behind the Scenes of Hospice Care

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hospice careFacing death is never easy, even for those who have lived long, full lives. So many factors are out of your control, and you may feel as though you are at the mercy of your caregivers.

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Staying in Touch With Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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assisted livingAfter all the time you’ve spent planning, preparing, and packing for assisted living, you may think your job is done once the move is complete. But that’s only the beginning. Though your loved ones have moved to assisted living, they still need you in their life.

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What Do You Do If Your Elderly Loved One Hates His Assisted Living Facility?

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assisted livingAfter spending so much time and energy finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to see him content and well cared for. You want the transition to be seamless.

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How to Intervene in Cases of Elder Abuse

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elder abuseWe love to read heartwarming stories about devoted caregivers and thriving seniors. When we look at seniors who are well cared for, we think, “Of course – that’s the way it should be.”

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#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

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are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies.  (more…)

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