If an elderly person in your family has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, what have your thoughts been like lately? Most people would admit to confusion, fear, anger, and sorrow.  Why?  Most people understand that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment. And, that it is a terminal disease that is going to…

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November is National Caregivers Month, the perfect month to celebrate the blessing of being a caregiver to a senior parent as well as remember the importance of taking care of you, the caregiver, as well as your parent.   Caregiving of a senior parent can be rewarding and full of endless blessings, but it is also one of the hardest jobs…

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Knowing that your senior is facing an emergent situation of some sort can be scary, whether it’s related to health or to some other aspect of her life. Getting the right type of help is vital so that you’re assessing informed choices rather than shooting in the dark. Even experienced caregivers can run into a wall when their elderly…

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Marcy was 81 when she really started having trouble at home. At the time, her daughter, 59, lived only a few miles away. She didn’t think anything of calling on her daughter for help every once in a while. And her daughter, Mindy, was more than happy to help.  Yet, as time marched on, Marcy begin struggling…

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It’s estimated that upwards of 20% of older adults suffer from anxiety. It’s a very common mental health issue and doesn’t have to be something your parents deal with without any help. There are medications that help ease anxiety. There are also holistic or therapeutic measures for managing stress and anxiety. Meditation is one of…

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