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Coping with a Dying Family Member

10/13/2020

Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying when you are dealing with a loved one who is confused or dying. Being an adult and watching my father live out his last days on hospice is truly a challenge, but one I accept whole-heartedly and without any remorse. ...

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9 Tips on Maneuvering the Healthcare System with Your Aging Parents

09/27/2020

Managing and navigating the healthcare system can be daunting enough for an adult, but for an aging adult, it can be a tremendous task. Couple this with the fact that they often can’t hear well, can’t see well, don’t always have all their faculties, and with the ...

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7 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Confused Aging Relative

08/18/2020

When confusion in an older adult begins, sometimes the signs are very subtle, and then it hits all of the sudden. It may leave you thinking, "Where did this come from?" and "When did this begin?" after having a conversation with your aging relative. Then, you start ...

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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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Do You Really Know Your Mom and Dad?

07/05/2020

When we are young, we are with our parent(s) almost all the time. We eat together, sleep in the same house, and watch the same television shows. We know our parents' routines, friends, and activities. Then, we leave home and make maybe one or two short visits weekly, ...

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