Category Family Caregiving

Helping Seniors Manage Money and Finances

Offering to help aging parents manage their finances may feel as awkward as talking about sex with them, but it’s a discussion adult children need to have. If one of your parents has a stroke or an incapacitating accident, you…
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Managing Caregiving Stress

Caregiving, by its nature, is stressful because of high demand and low control. In addition, it is more than just a job, and all kinds of complicated emotions are involved, which also cause stress. Furthermore,  the caregiving role can be…
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The 10 Negative Feelings Every Caregiver Experiences

While coping with the requirements of the difficult roles of caregiving, caregivers may develop feelings, and these feels are quite normal. Often, caregivers will not speak out, because of embarrassment for having these feelings. But, it is important for us…
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Care for Senior Caregivers

As a caregiver, you must always remember that taking care of yourself is crucial to you and to your loved one. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day and as a caregiver, you spend most, if not all,…
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Tips for Traveling With the Elderly on Family Vacations

Retirement for single seniors once meant sitting on the front porch rocker alone and lonely crooning to the cat. Then, single seniors—particularly females—didn’t dare travel alone. Today’s retired single baby boomer senior, especially female, travels alone, meets other singles, and…
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Becoming a Family Caregiver

When adult children live across state lines or have lucrative careers, choosing which adult child should care for Mom or Dad (or both) is likely to be decided by what is most convenient rather than who can do the best…
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Caring for Elderly Parents

As family members age, adult senior children are often put in the position of caring for an elderly parent. Many times the parent moves into the adult child’s home, or into a senior group home or facility. In either case,…
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Halloween Ideas for Caregivers

If your loved one has dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Halloween can sometimes be overwhelming. There are decorations all over, loud haunting noises, and lots of children knocking at the door in different costumes. This does not mean that you and…
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