Caregiver Corner

Finding Your Purpose in Life

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Finding Your Purpose in Life In the past few years, research has touted the benefits of having a purpose in life, physically as well as emotionally. Two recent studies show that having a purpose in life increased longevity. One recent study looked at data from the Midlife in the United States project, which is funded […]

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA It’s Because I Love You: An Information Guide On Senior by BSN Linda Joan Arzente Caregiving does Not Need To Be A Burden. Learn how to become a good caregiver and advocate. A short, informative book for caregivers, adult children, family members, and others to be used as […]

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Estate Planning Documents

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Estate Planning Documents Written by:  James J. Ruggiero, Jr. Esq, Paoli, Pennsylvania Make sure your Loved Ones know where your Estate Planning Documents are located For most people, finally establishing an estate plan is a big step that they have undertaken after years of delay. A second step is making decisions regarding the executor, trustees, beneficiaries, funeral […]

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia As we get older, many of us have someone in our lives who has dementia. Maybe it’s your aging father in the nursing home, or your spouse who is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, or even a neighbor. Maybe they’re not making sense or don’t respond when we say […]

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Steps for Adult Children Caregivers to Follow After a Holiday Visit

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Steps for Adult Children Caregivers to Follow After a Holiday Visit By,   Sheri Samotin, President, LifeBridge Solutions, LLC Many families take advantage of the holidays to enjoy time together. While these visits can range from fun to extremely stressful for all sorts of reasons, one common outcome is that adult children who haven’t seen their […]

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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays By Sharon O’Brien For many older adults, the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you have older friends and family members with underlying health issues, you can help them enjoy the […]

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout Author: Valerie Michel Buck Whether you’re at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you’re just starting caregiving for a loved one, this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers […]

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs Book: Dementia Beyond Drugs:  Changing the Culture of Care (By: G. Allen Power) Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

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Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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