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VIDEO: Who Will Care for your Loved One? Having a Plan in Place

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5 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Moving a Spouse to a Memory Care Facility

It is probably never going to feel like the right time to have “The Talk” about a memory care facility with a parent who is the caregiver of a spouse with dementia. Many adult children avoid bringing it up because it’s such a complicated and sensitive topic. But the best time to approach this tough issue is right after the initial diagnosis. As dementia progresses, it’s possible that your...

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Tips for Talking to a Parent About a Respite Stay

Caretaking is exhausting — physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you’re the primary caretaker for a parent, there is a wide variety of reasons why you might eventually need a respite stay. That’s especially true if you are their sole caretaker. But no matter the reason, it can be difficult to begin that conversation and get your parent onboard. So, before you do, make sure you’re...

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VIDEO: Different Ways Caregivers Can Receive Help from Outside the Home

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6 Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It can also be one of the most stressful. Often, caregivers become so concerned with caring for their loved one that they lose sight of their own well-being. When caregivers don’t get the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need, the stress of caregiving can leave them vulnerable to a wide range of problems, including...

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VIDEO: The Stress of Caregiving: Signs to Watch for in Caregiver Burnout

 

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The Most Common Causes of Caregiver Burnout

Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It can also be one of the most stressful and overwhelming. According to Caregiving in the U.S., a research report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving, caregivers spend on average 24.4 hours a week providing care to their loved one, and nearly one-quarter provide 41 or more hours...

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7 Ways to Get a Parent to Say “No” to an Assisted Living Facility

You think it’s time for dad to move into an assisted living facility. His health and mobility are declining, and you think a senior living community is better suited to care for her changing needs. You’ve decided it’s best for him, and for the family.

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Moving a Parent to a Memory Care Facility: Having “The Talk” with Siblings

Moving a parent with dementia to a memory care facility is easier said than done when challenging family dynamics throw a wrench in the decision-making process. Getting brothers and sisters all on the same page can take patience, coordination and several in-depth conversations.

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5 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Moving a Spouse to a Memory Care Facility

It is probably never going to feel like the right time to have “The Talk” about a memory care facility with a parent who is the caregiver of a spouse with dementia. Many adult children avoid bringing it up because it’s such a complicated and sensitive topic. But the best time to approach this tough issue is right after the initial diagnosis. As dementia progresses, it’s possible that your...

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