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Overcoming Guilt: Managing Emotions When Your Loved One Needs Care

Overcoming Guilt: Managing Emotions When Your Loved One Needs Care

You always swore you would never put Mom in a home. However, the aging process has taken its toll on both of you, and she needs a level of care beyond what you can give on your own. You know that moving to a senior living community is in her best interests, but that doesn’t alleviate the emotional difficulties that accompany the idea. Despite the facts, you still feel guilty.

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Understanding Your Loved One’s Dementia Diagnosis

Understanding Your Loved One’s Dementia Diagnosis

Although dementia affects millions of seniors and middle-aged adults, few fully understand the disease or the extent of a dementia diagnosis until it hits close to home. More than just forgetfulness, dementia involves memory loss that interferes with daily life. For those recently diagnosed with dementia and the family members who plan on caring for them, understanding the nature of the...

Gifting Smart: Supporting Your Parent’s Giving Goals

Gifting Smart: Supporting Your Parent’s Giving Goals

The desire to make a lasting impact and be remembered after we’re gone can have a strong influence on how we live our lives. For aging seniors who have already accomplished most of their goals, earned their wealth and are ready to do something meaningful with what they can’t take with them, giving gifts to family members and loved ones is one way to make a difference in the lives of those who...

What to Consider Before Selling Your Parent’s House

What to Consider Before Selling Your Parent’s House

It’s time for Mom or Dad to transition to a senior living community. Perhaps they need some support with daily tasks, or their overall health could use a boost from the social aspects of community life. Or maybe your parent’s dementia has reached the point where professional care is best for their safety. Whatever the reason, selling their home has become the next big task on your to-do list...

Lighten Up Your Lifestyle: Benefits of Humor in Caregiving

Benefits of Humor in Caregiving

In the face of a serious injury, chronic illness or age-related challenges, finding humor may often be the last thing on a caregiver’s mind. Stressed or overwhelmed caregivers may even consider laughter to be inappropriate around a loved one who is suffering. However, many loved ones, their family members and health care experts have discovered life-enhancing benefits from embracing everyday...

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