Monthly Archives: October 2012

How to Deal with the Hospitalization of a Senior Loved One

It can be a difficult time for the family when an aging parent is sick.  When they must go to the hospital because of that illness, it can feel even more ominous.  Here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading

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How Seniors and Caregivers Can Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is a serious medical event at any age, and it becomes even more so for people as they age.  Unfortunately, it also seems like people are more likely to require surgery as they get older.  You can make this … Continue reading

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For Alzheimer’s Patients: Using Art When Words No Longer Work

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that gradually takes away your loved one’s ability to communicate with words.  However, experts are discovering other ways of communicating with your family member to maintain a connection. Scientists who have studied this correlation say … Continue reading

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When an Adult Child Moves Back Home

Seniors may find themselves in a situation where one of their adult children is moving back home to live with them either temporarily or for the long-term.  This move may happen because of the adult child’s life circumstances and have … Continue reading

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The Challenges of a Multigenerational Household

Sometimes a senior must make the decision to give up their home and move in with their adult child.  They may not need complete care, but may be unable to stay by themselves any more.  This results in a multigenerational … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Sibling Relationships (part 3 of 3) – Multiple Decision Makers

Caring for an aging parent can put stress on sibling relationships even if they have been close in the past.  The first of this series discussed the situation where one sibling was handling the majority of the decisions and care, … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Sibling Relationships (part 2 of 3) – Siblings With Separate Responsibilities

Caregiving for an elderly parent can be trying on the closest sibling relationship; if the relationship is strained or non-existent, it can add to the challenge.  One way that parents choose to assign responsibility is by dividing up caregiving tasks … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Sibling Relationships (part 1 of 3) – Single Caregiver

As seniors get older, they often have to rely on their children more for things they used to do on their own. It may even come to the point where they live with one of their children. This situation can … Continue reading

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Pneumonia and the Elderly: Understand the Risks

Pneumonia is a serious health condition and is often seen in older people.  Researches show that those over the age of 65 are more likely to die from pneumonia than they are to die in a car crash.  That is … Continue reading

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