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!

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.

The Art and Science of Medication Management for Seniors

dreamstime_l_9027708Medication management for both seniors and caregivers can be overwhelming. In this series, we’ll look at ways to make the process less daunting. Here are some tips to get you started.

As a primary caregiver to my parents, I never imagined I’d become a medical historian, health surrogate and patient advocate — that’s quite a few shoes to fill! — all of which required me to learn a great deal about medication management when they could no longer handle their own healthcare.

How to Use Twitter to Learn About Caregiving

Social media “tweetchats” on caregiving offer a platform to connect with others and find countless resources on elder care. As an avid, frequent user of social media, I regularly employ a great online community tool that improves my access to information on elder care. In…

Noise Pollution: A Health Hazard in Elder Care

Be aware of noise pollution when caring for the elderly. In my last post, I wrote about music as a beneficial form of therapy for the elderly who suffer from memory disorders, which begs the question: what about the sounds…

6 Positive Thoughts on Caregiving to Welcome the New Year

Caregiving seems overwhelming when you’re caught up in the daily routine. As we head into 2016, here are some thoughts on how to experience caregiving with a positive attitude. In 2015, I transitioned from a full-time caregiver back to a somewhat “normal”…

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