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Little People, Little Miracles

There is a kind of magic that happens when we bring young children and elders together. These two generations seem to understand each other. This is not to say that older people are child like, rather it is that both … Continue reading

Aftereffects of Caregiving

Unfortunately, the chronic stress of caregiving isn’t over when it’s over. After caring for someone you love for many years, you lose parts of your life that can take years to recover, if ever. Certain side-effects tend to linger on. … Continue reading

Elder Care Can Be Expensive— 5 Steps for Planning

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney Severe neurological conditions that affect memory leave a large burden for the caregiver. Planning ahead and taking some simple steps now can lessen that burden and improve the care you receive. … Continue reading

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

A Tough Kind of Love

(Caregiving Hardships & Driving) Personally watching a loved one dissolve in front of your eyes is one of the hardest undertakings a caregiver must endure. After being at my father’s side, observing the disheartening deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s, I can … Continue reading

Suggesting a Memory Screening

By Kevin Gault It can be a touchy moment: You notice changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, want to suggest screening for possible memory deficit, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

An Alzheimer’s Holiday

Once you become an Alzheimer’s caregiver, vast life changes and sacrifices need to be made. Your holiday plans may be disrupted because simple family rituals have taken your Alzheimer’s patient out of his or her daily routine. Like everybody else, … Continue reading

The Sleepless Caregiver

One of the most difficult things about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, is never really getting a good night’s sleep. Have you ever heard the expression, “sleeping with one eye open?” Well, it isn’t a easy thing to accomplish but, … Continue reading

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman? A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as board and care homes. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and what … Continue reading