Category: Family Caregiver

Discussing COPD with Your Loved Ones

It began with your inner circle, those closest to you, and has gradually been spreading outward to close friends and acquaintances. Discussing your COPD diagnosis and knowing how to answer the many questions that arise about it can be uncomfortable – for you personally, and for those you are speaking with as well.

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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Family Caregiving Tips for a New Diagnosis

It may have been expected or maybe broadsided you without warning. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is likely to make independent life a challenge. While there are a number of unknowns, one thing is for sure: she is adamant about remaining at home – meaning you’ll have some […]

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Create a Daily Routine for Seniors You Love

Life, especially during the pandemic, can be full of uncertainty. For older adults who are feeling less in control of particular parts of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is empowering.

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