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#ElderCareChat 9/7/16: Senior and Caregiver Nutrition

shutterstock_181913867This week, 25 participants discussed the ways nutrition goes beyond just what we eat, and the unique nutritional needs of seniors—particularly those with cancer.

We were pleased to welcome Cara Tompot from The Mesothelioma Center as our guest expert. Tompot is the Social Media Specialist for The Mesothelioma Center at and a guest contributor for The Huffington Post. Cancer has always hit close to home for Cara. As a …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 6/1/16: The Elder Perspective and Wisdom in Aging

shutterstock_245425318During this week’s live #ElderCareChat conversation, wisdom was the topic on the table. Our 20+ participants shared who we consider to be wise, how we acquire wisdom, how we define it, and how we can nurture it. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 3/2/16: Dealing with Difficult Caregiving Issues

shutterstock_100688473This week in #ElderCareChat, 49 participants discussed some of the most difficult issues caregivers face — from burnout to grief to end-of-life decision-making. We were thrilled to welcome long-time attendee Chris MacLellan, better known as @TheBowTieGuy, to add his insights to the conversation.  (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 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 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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#ElderCareChat 10/1/14 Recap: Helping Ourselves During Tough Times

Review highlights from this week's discussion about taking care of ourselves and others during tough times.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for successful self-care, and the care of others, during tough times in our lives. As caregivers and as caring people, we all face difficult life phases, transitional periods of growth and change, pivotal points in our …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

Review highlights from this week's conversation about the challenges (and opportunities) inherent in aging declines.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the career.You can review this week’s questions in this Storify segment, featuring highlights from our chat participants:

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#ElderCareChat 8/20/14 Recap: Hobbies for Seniors of All Abilities

Review highlights (and find out what "pickleball" is) in this recap of our #ElderCareChat discussion on hobbies.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants talked about hobbies and meaningful activities for seniors of all ages and abilities. After covering some tough topics in our forum over the last few months, this chat topic was a bit on the lighter side, but nonetheless a …Read more ›

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