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  • How to Deal with Denial About Seniors Needing Help How to Deal with Denial About Seniors Needing Help Family Caregivers vs. Denial When family members refuse to face the fact that their aging loved one needs help, they can create anger, stress, and frustration for family caregivers. Whether it’s a mental or physical need, or both, it’s crucial that their seniors get the care ... Read More
  • What to Do When Adults with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Ask to Go Home What to Do When Adults with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Ask to Go Home Taking care of seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s, though rewarding, can be very frustrating prospect. Seniors often repeat requests to go “home” even while still living in their own homes. They can get frustrated and agitated when they feel no one is listening to their ... Read More
  • How to Have an End-of-Life Conversation with Seniors How to Have an End-of-Life Conversation with Seniors No one wants to think about their aging loved one’s end-of-life. Many view bringing up the subject as tacky or disrespectful. Some equate it with appearing greedy or trying to edge out other family from the decision-making process. Others even see it as bad luck. But ... Read More
  • Getting Family to Assist with Aging Parents Getting Family to Assist with Aging Parents It can be difficult to ask for help with aging parents. Caregivers are often overwhelmed by the amount of work required of them and are not specific when asking for help. Others are seen as the “right” sibling for the job. (i.e. Mother needs help. Therefore, her daughter, ... Read More
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Myths and Facts Dementia and Alzheimer’s Myths and Facts To be a good caregiver, knowing the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s myths and facts is necessary. Because there is still a lot we don’t understand about them, it is not surprising that myths and misinformation have spread, and you need to be aware of them. Myth: ... Read More
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