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What if your aging loved one chooses to live at home?

Aging in place is the dream of many senior citizens as they reach retirement. Living at home rather than at a health care environment can provide a great deal of comfort as they experience life changes that come with aging. A companion caregiver can be beneficial to your aging...
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Hearing Loss and Quality of Life

In addition to vision loss, your aging loved one may be experiencing a decrease in their hearing. Hearing loss may cause cognitive decline and a decrease in your aging loved one’s quality of life. There are different types of hearing loss and each individual person may experience...
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Dance in the Rain: Uncertainty in the Face of Aging

Accepting that life has changed for your family may prove difficult in the face of chronic illness or the changing quality of life of your aging loved one. Aging takes a toll not only on the ones growing older but also on the family of the aging loved one. Seeing that mom or dad...
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Role Reversal

It can be hard for adult children to notice the hands  that once made their favorite meal no longer able to open a can or the hands that held them stable as they learned to ride their bike, now shaking.  Asking for help, asking for their children to hold onto them because they...
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Things Not to Say to Your Aging Loved One

A slip of the tongue or sharply delivered comment can deliver unnecessary pain for aging loved ones. It is easy to be irritated when Mom asks daily how to use the remote control or falls asleep in the middle of their grandson’s violin recital. It can hurt when Dad can’t remember...
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Your Aging Loved One: Peace of mind in the face of dementia

Though each person with dementia may be affected differently, there are many ways that it affects people similarly. Some of these affects include: •Memory loss –particularly day-to-day memory, such as forgetting what happened earlier in the day, not being able to remember why...
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Peace of Mind Home Care: Self-care and Caring for your Aging Loved One

Be there for others but never leave yourself behind. -Dodinsky One of the most important things that you can do as a caregiver is care for yourself. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is truly incomplete. It is not selfish to love and take care of yourself. Making...
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Establishing Loving Connections with Your Aging Loved One

No matter the situations surrounding the health of your loved one, the fact is that you love them and want to provide the best life possible for them. Use your intuition to express your love for them. It will never fail, because you know them best and you know what has made them...
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How to Involve Grandchildren: Aging Loved Ones and Younger Generations

“If a family has an older person in it, it possesses a jewel” -Chinese proverb One of the loveliest gifts of life is the relationship that can be shared between a grandparent and grandchild. There are so many ways to involve grandchildren in the care of their aging grandparent....
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Safe-Proofing Bathrooms for Your Aging Loved One

Each time your aging loved one goes into their bathroom, the risk of injury is greater than you may realize. A bathroom which may have served as a perfectly functional and safe area in the past may now need to be re-evaluated for possible hazards. Bathrooms have slippery...
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