Are You Parenting Your Parent?

Are You Parenting Your Parent?

You make every effort to care for your parent.  But instead of acting grateful for all you do, you get grief for what you don’t do.  Sound familiar?  Regardless of how often you’re with your aging loved one or how long you stay with them when you visit, the response...
How to Plan a Family Caregiving Meeting

How to Plan a Family Caregiving Meeting

If your family is like most, you don’t all live in the same city – or maybe not even within a day’s drive of one another!  You’re here and there, with jobs, families and responsibilities.  Regardless of your whereabouts many of the decisions and tasks of caring for an...
A Primary Caregiver’s Basic Toolkit

A Primary Caregiver’s Basic Toolkit

Currently there are more than 44 million people providing care for an aging loved one in the United States — nearly one in four households is involved in caring for a relative or friend aged 50 or older. It’s estimated that more than 80 million people in the U.S. will...
Tips for Caring for the Caregiver

Tips for Caring for the Caregiver

Being the primary caregiver for an older loved one is tough, and expectations are frequently quite high. With that said, there are ways to relieve some of the stress, and much of it revolves around a shift in your mindset. After all, each of us can only do so much...
How to Plan a Family Caregiving Meeting

Expect to Be a Caregiver: Plan Early

When adult children are faced with a parent’s sudden health crisis and must make decisions about ongoing care and living arrangements, the need to act quickly can take an emotional toll on the whole family. Dr. Alexis Abramson, author of The Caregiver’s...

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