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Have Parents?

Plan Ahead! A caregiver called with a disturbing request. His very elderly mother with increasing cognitive decline has been living in an assisted living community. He has now spent all her assets and she can no longer afford to live … Continue reading

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Holidays, Post Holidays, and Grief

No matter the season, there are many losses that cause us to grieve. The impending death or  recent death or someone you love, dementia and memory loss in family or friend, and one’s own loss of lifestyle are only a … Continue reading

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POST HOLIDAY DECISIONS

Januarys are the month that Geriatric Care Managers receive the most calls from concerned family members. This is due to holiday visits. Aging parents that sound fine during long distance telephone conversations may not appear to be so fine in … Continue reading

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GETTING CAREGIVERS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

Most people know at least one person who is assisting an elderly or frail relative or friends. Being good friends, you often ask if there is anything you can do to help them. This is especially nice of you during … Continue reading

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Holidays with Dementia

Holidays with Dementia by Kay Paggi, CMC and Angela Thomas, CMC, http://www.caringwithgrace.com The memory loss that accompanies dementia can make the holidays a nightmare. This is probably the most frustrating part of caring for someone with dementia, the constant repetitive … Continue reading

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HEARING THE HOLIDAY FEAST

My mother was very ‘hard of hearing.’ She was also a very strong  person, determined to have her own way; she absolutely refused to wear her hearing aids. On one of her final Thanksgivings, we agreed to bring our family … Continue reading

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Adapt Your Holiday Traditions

When you are a caregiver you do not have time to do everything you did before you started on this journey. This is especially true during holiday seasons when the number of extra traditional activities increases your normal tasks. Take … Continue reading

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