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How Can I Help My Senior Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues?

Ah, the holidays: they’re the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most challenging. For a lot of older adults who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic health issues, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness,…
The work pressure is getting to her
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Aging Parent Leave: What Many Employees Really Need

Companies have long understood the need for new moms or dads to take time away from their career to concentrate on the multiple requirements of a baby, but what has been identified a great deal less is the incredibly important need for adult…
Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
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Finding the Balance Between Safety and Independence for Seniors at Home

It’s a conflict that develops for numerous families: older adults adamantly like to age in place in their own homes, while their family members worry about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both cases. Seniors, especially…
Family problems between son and father
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Orange County Home Care | Caregiving Within Difficult Family Dynamics

It is no surprise that difficult family dynamics can affect a caregiver's attitude. For people who have been brought up by loving parents who took care of all their needs, providing the same degree of care may simply be second nature. But…
Mid adult woman embraces her senior mom
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What NOT to Say When a Loved One Is Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Even though you may have been feeling relatively perky prior to that moment, without…
Alzheimer's disease
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Top Tips for Visiting with a Senior Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease

It can be a little intimidating to know exactly what to talk about and just how to act when spending time with someone you care about who has Alzheimer’s disease. And, sadly, due to a number of inherent elements of Alzheimer's, sometimes family…
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Turning a Bad Day Into a Great One as a Family Caregiver

"What a crazy day," we sometimes bemoan, shrugging our shoulders despondently. Naturally, sometimes things happen that are totally out of your control, plus some days they seem to happen at the same time – making us wish we’d chose to simply…
Mature Woman Helping Senior Neighbor With Home Finances
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The Best Way to Address Financial Management with Seniors

It’s a sensitive topic to discuss with aging parents, but one that needs to be resolved sooner rather than later: finances. Many adult children are hesitant to step into their parents’ financial matters until there’s a glaring need, but…
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How to Word Commonly Said Phrases More Positively for Aging Parents

Honesty is always the best policy, right? Yet there are times when some truths are better left unsaid, or at least worded more positively, particularly when communicating with aging loved ones. While we may have the very best of intentions in…
Sibling Rivalry Over Aging Parents
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Sibling Rivalry Over Aging Parents: Finding a Fair Caregiving Balance

Do you recall how difficult it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your sisters and brothers? Despite the fact that the incredible importance of taking into consideration other people's feelings, as well as being fair, was…