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3 Women Who Are Re-Defining The Future of Caregiving

Taking care of a loved one requires one to possess solid time management techniques, know how to deal with different types of people, effectively cope with stress, and be able to handle the unexpected…

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Top 7 Tips for Engaging the Elderly & Disabled

Follow these top seven tips to engage the elderly or disabled effectively!…

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Guidance and Support for Caregivers – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers by Stan Goldberg. Check out this excerpt from the book, and then leave a comment for a c…

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Alzheimer’s Behavior: Patient’s or Caregiver’s Problem?

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Alzheimer's disease or dementia causes a person's behavior to change, seemingly without reason or explanation. Clearly, some behaviors such as…

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7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com It's instinctive to want a map. Where's the next turn? What's the next step? It's a human thought pattern. We at least think we want to know what happens nex…

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When Alzheimer’s Steals Their Personality

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor As Alzheimer's progresses, it destroys memory, brings on erratic behavior and robs personality. You find you are caring for a father who no long…

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How to Say ‘No’ to Caregiving

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor By nature, caregivers are nurturing people who put other's needs before their own. But how can you set limits without feeling guilty? Where do y…

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Is It Time to Take Away The Car Keys?

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor At some time you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important del…

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Should Mom Be Living Alone?

Recently I received a call from Michelle, an exasperated adult daughter asking if there was any legal way to get her elderly father to stop verbally abusing her and to accept a caregiver so she could …

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6 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls…

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