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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

3 Dementia-Friendly Vacation Spots For Your Loved Ones

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Dementia is scary. Losing your grip on who, and even where, you are is a challenging thing to deal with. Even if it only happens occasionally, it can still limit the ways in which you live your life. Vacations, in particular, can seem like big risks. However, as the population of seniors grows, more destinations are trying to provide for their needs in order to encourage them to get away from home, and relax.

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Coping with Remote Caregiver Guilt-Strategies that Work

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 16, 2016 7:00:00 PM

When your loved one is in need of an increased level of care, you may not be in a position to do all that you want to do to meet that need because of physical distance or other extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is natural to feel a degree of guilt.

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Creating A Support Network For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 2, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Being the caregiver for an adult with Alzheimer’s or Dementia requires a lot from you. It is crucial to be attentive to the needs of your loved one, but you must also be cognizant of your own needs. When you don’t take proper care of yourself, not only does it hurt you, but you are also putting your loved one in danger of not receiving the emotional and physical support they need.

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Risk Factors and Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 19, 2016 7:00:00 PM

In many families an untrained loved one provides care for an elderly relative. The caregiver is not a health care professional. Although it may start out as a rewarding experience eventually the caregiver can suffer from stress and burnout. The caregiver is not able to take breaks or vacations to rest and recharge.

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Making Family Bonds Richer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 5, 2016 7:30:00 PM

We often think of older people as needing help and relying on younger, stronger family members to provide the listening ear and the material aid. In fact, the role of parent which is so deeply embedded in the lives of seniors may persist in later years. The ability to contribute to their children has a positive impact on the older parent. Parents need to continue to feel needed and loved. They are flattered when asked for advice. Allowing a senior parent the power to feel needed is an important part of enriching family bonds.

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Welcome to The Sandwich Generation

Posted by Maggie on Jun 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM

My husband and I  are card-carrying members of the sandwich generation.  Just as we were getting our financial feet under us; getting ourselves out of debt, and beginning to build that ever important college fund for our children, our parents hit that place where they needed more of our time and resources as well.

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