Why it’s Totally Ok To Shamelessly Lie, Cajole and Steal From Your Elderly Parents

…a one minute read

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I asked you a few posts ago to “forget logic” with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia …didn’t I?

We all know that lying and stealing are generally bad things, and you are right, under normal circumstances telling lies is pretty much a bad personal policy in general.

Except, there’s nothing normal or traditional about caring for a parent suffering from dementia. So nothing you think would normally work will apply here!

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How To Sneak Up On Alzheimer’s Disease By Doing Smart Planning

a 2 minute read…

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I don’t think the WHY one needs to properly plan for this devastating disease is any longer debated or doubted, rather the HOW becomes the central hub of both debate and action around this topic.

However if you are still questioning why you may need to prepare for future Alzheimer’s care here are some hair-raising stats:

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My Mother Doesn’t Know Who I am!

dementiaThis is going to be a tough one guys… there’s no easy way out or around it, only through it.

As Dementia percolates through your Mom’s brain, it systematically destroys everything in its path, every cell containing every memory, and every memory linking to precious moments …until it eventually gets to those neurons where memories of you as a child, a young woman, your graduation, wedding and birth of your children reside. These memories are now all gone!

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Gadgets That Make Life Simpler For People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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If there’s a group of people that can benefit from new ideas, inventions and technologies to help cope with day to day needs are dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

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Living with Dementia -6 Tips for Caregivers

…a 3 min read

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia it’s like an Iron Man race you can’t train for, and where tempo and speed shift on you with no heads up, warning, and you have to be ready.

Needless to say caregiving for someone with dementia will either evolve you as a human being, or it will consume you.

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How To Deal With An Exceptionally Difficult Parent

…a 2 minute read

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Before we start let me make this point first…

EMPATHY (…the rare ability some humans possess to walk in someone else’s shoes) will always, always be your most effective weapon against the negativity, toxicity, anger, and personal attacks that may come your way from an elderly parent or a loved one you’re caring for.

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How To Easily Upgrade Your Home and Make it Safer as You Age

a one minute read

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Let me start by saying you don’t need to hire a contractor to remodel your home in order to make it senior friendly and safe.

Making your home a safer environment for a aging parent, or even for yourself is just smart thinking, and to do it the way I’m going to show it’s smart execution.

I’m going to share a few tips that fall into the DIY category, meaning you can take care of most of these yourself in a couple of weekends, and with a month’s worth of Starbucks budget :-)

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How To Pay For The Cost of Senior Care At Home With Your Life Insurance Policy

…a one min read and a 2:42 min video

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You read correctly!

You can turn your existing Life Insurance policy into a dedicated Long Term Care Benefit account to help you fund your senior care or that of a parent or loved one, it will pay for Home care, Assisted Living, Nursing Home and Hospice Care.

In less than 5 minutes from now you’ll know how to do this!

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Elder Care “Family Planning” and Those Difficult Conversations

…a 2 minute read

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Most people think of “family planning” as a road map to parenthood but it’s also an important aspect of elder care and senior living. Planning ahead for where and how your parents will live as they lose independence is an important part of elder care family planning. It takes a village to raise a child; it also takes a village to care for our parents in their elder years. This month, we’ll focus on elder care and best practices designed for optimal quality of life for seniors.

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Florida Families Find Hope In The “RAISE” Family Caregivers Act

…a 1 minute read.

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RAISE Family Caregivers Act – Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage.

Over 37 billion hours of care to loved ones were provided in 2013 by family caregivers… an estimated value of $470 billion.

Here’s the thing, of those 37 billion hours of care, almost 100% were provided out of love, necessity and obligation, but none of them had any productivity value, on the contrary. All those hours were taken away from someone else’s job, time with family, and lifestyle in general.

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