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Being a Grandparent Reminds Us of Being a Grandkid

Being a Grandparent Reminds Us of Being a Grandkid

Most of us have delightful, fond memories of our grandparents; maybe we still do if they’re still living. Typically grandparents are a little …

Giving Care Means Taking Care

Giving Care Means Taking Care

Care is defined as: the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. This seems …

10 Rules for Being A Successful Fiduciary

10 Rules for Being A Successful Fiduciary

One of the most intimate positions you can have is to be trusted to handle someone else’s finances. This is called being a fiduciary. Generally, …

The High Road of Caregiving

The High Road of Caregiving

Learning to take the high road as a caregiver can be difficult. You can set out with the best intentions to be a compassionate, caring helper. Yet, …

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Is the Future of Elder Care Filled with…Robots?

Is the Future of Elder Care Filled with…Robots?

PALM SPRINGS, CA: At the beginning of last month, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was being strapped into a Genworth R70i, and if that sounds like some sort of powerful robo-suit designed to turn an ordinary human being into …

Reflections of Azheimers this Mother’s Day

Reflections of Azheimers this Mother’s Day

Growing up, I thought my mom was amazing until my obnoxious teenage period, when she couldn't do anything right. And, except for those years of my mouthy disrespect, Mom and I were best friends. Now, my best friend …

Is Your Aging Parent’s Behavior Changing?

Is Your Aging Parent’s Behavior Changing?

Last March I wrote an article for FamilyAffaires.com entitled “Parenting Your Parent; Unnatural but Sometimes Necessary” I speak to community groups regularly to help advance Alzheimer’s awareness and lend …

7 Tips to Effective Communication for Caregiving Families

7 Tips to Effective Communication for Caregiving Families

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. – Tony Robbins One of the biggest …

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Memory Sifter

Memory Sifter

I reached for my flour sifter the other day to make Irish soda bread for my dear friend who had just reported that her husband would be discharged from the hospital to hospice. She had so much to do. And sadly, there …

Being a Grandparent Reminds Us of Being a Grandkid

Being a Grandparent Reminds Us of Being a Grandkid

Most of us have delightful, fond memories of our grandparents; maybe we still do if they’re still living. Typically grandparents are a little more indulgent than they were as parents, a little more relaxed, less …

Giving Care Means Taking Care

Giving Care Means Taking Care

Care is defined as: the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. This seems obvious but whether you are a caregiver for a loved one or just need to …

The High Road of Caregiving

The High Road of Caregiving

Learning to take the high road as a caregiver can be difficult. You can set out with the best intentions to be a compassionate, caring helper. Yet, when the immensity or duration of the job becomes all too apparent, it …

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