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Strategies for loved one refusing help

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled clothes. Your grandmother refuses to move to an assisted living facility "because it's full of old people."

 

Sound familiar? Nothing is harder for a family caregiver than an elder loved one who refuses needed help. "This is one of the most common and difficult caregiving challeng...

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Aging Gracefully for a Life in Balance

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

"You cannot stop the changes of time, but you can modify lifestyle and activity as you age, and it is good to know that help is available to maintain the efficiency of your healing system." -- Dr. Andrew Weil

 

The United States is on the brink of a longevity revolution. By 2030, the number of older Americans will have more than doubled to 70 million, or one in every five Americans. A 1997 longevity and retirement study revealed that 41 percent of people now working feel it i...

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Helping Mom and Dad Move

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Helping Mom and Dad Move: Practical Advice for Adult Children

 

By Margit Novack

Twenty years ago, my grandmother sold her eight-bedroom home in Atlantic City and moved to an apartment in Philadelphia. “Take this tablecloth,” she begged, “this mirror...the china set...this crystal...” And the list went on. “I don’t have room,” I responded. “It’s not my taste...I already have two of those...” I ha...

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My Friend Cares For Her Dad With Alzheimer's

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Caring For dad With Alzheimer's

 

I know my friend Alice is dealing with a lot these days! She has taken on the responsibility of caring for her Dad with Alzheimer’s. I really want to help my friend but I don’t know how. I know that caregiving can be a very stressful job. What can I do?

 

 

If this sounds familiar here are a few suggestions. With the holiday season surrounding us there are plenty of ways you can offer to help....

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