Category Archives: Caregivers

Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place

As more and more of us express a desire to remain in our homes as we age, technology is responding with a variety of new ways to keep us safe. For instance, sensors can be placed on appliances such as … Continue reading

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Automated Medication Management is a Resource to Help You Continue to Live Independently in Your Home

As we age, sometimes the number of medications that we have to take on a daily basis increases.  Trying to keep track of which medication to take at which time or even remembering if we took all the medications at … Continue reading

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Longer Life Expectancies Mean More Families Are Dealing With Dementia

What could be the down side to modern medicine finding more and more ways to help us live longer?  The fact that living longer doesn’t always mean living better.  For instance, the longer we live, the higher our chances of … Continue reading

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Should Your Parents Age At Your Place?

When your parent starts to become less independent, should he or she move into your house with you and your family?  In an idyllic world, of course your parents would move in with you.  Isn’t that what family does – … Continue reading

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A Patient Advocate as a Resource

The fact that there are a vast array of medical specialists who are available to assist with an illness or even just the aging process can be very comforting.  It can also be very confusing.  As the number of doctors … Continue reading

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A Dilemma For The Sandwich Generation

As a member of the sandwich generation, you are trying to care for both your children and your aging parents at the same time. As you are feeling pulled in two different directions at once, the thought may cross your … Continue reading

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It is OK to Ask For Help

When our family is involved, we seem to think that we should inherently know what to do to help them. It doesn’t matter if they need assistance in an area that we don’t have any experience with, we just seem … Continue reading

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July is Sandwich Generation Month

For those of you who aren’t already juggling the demands of the sandwich generation lifestyle and therefore may not be familiar with the term, the sandwich generation refers to the adult child who is trying to balance the demands of … Continue reading

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Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot – Advising Your Parents

Growing up, if we were lucky, our parents guided and educated us every step of the way.  Even once we become adults, many parents still feel perfectly comfortable passing along advice about making good life and financial decisions.  It seems … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregivers

I attended a breakfast sponsored by my local Alzheimer’s Association last week.  At the breakfast, we heard that there are approximately 196,000 families affected by Alzheimer’s disease just in my local Alzheimer’s Association service area.   That is 196,000 families with … Continue reading

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