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Improving Communication, part 2

When your goal is to improve communication with your care receiver,  your care receiver needs to see you as an advocate, not an adversary. Your ultimate goal is to have your care receiver trust you enough that he/she will  share … Continue reading

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Improving Communication

    Successful communication results from the combined efforts of the speaker and the listener.  It has been successful when the speaker’s message has been acknowledged by the listener sufficiently for the speaker to experience having successfully delivered the intended … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IN LATER LIFE

Young people tend to view later life as a period of sadness and loss. Yet for many older adults, this is not the case; in fact, older adults may use what they have learned throughout life to have happiness in … Continue reading

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LIFE ACCORDING TO ROSE

Rose started her college education at age eighty-seven. She said that she was there to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel. In a more serious moment she admitted that she … Continue reading

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REDUCING CAREGIVER STRESS

Here is a quick survey to determine your level of stress. Fill out the questionnaire on the first page and score it on the second. https://www.healthinaging.org/files/documents/caregiver.self_assessment.pdf What are ways to reduce stress? One of my favorites is to throw your … Continue reading

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Caretaking versus Caring for

1.     When I caretake, I assume responsibility for meeting the needs of others – even those needs which they should be able to meet without my assistance. When I care for, I encourage my care receivers to do for … Continue reading

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