• 30 Days of Hope
    Holding on to Hope

    “I wonder where heaven is,” Dad sighed. Then after a brief pause, “What do you think it’s like? I know that I have had hope for all these years!” Dad and I sat on his patio in...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • My Role of a Lifetime: Lung Cancer Caregiver

    By Marilu Henner— From the big screen to the stage, I’ve played a variety of roles over the years. But perhaps the most important role was as a caregiver to my husband, Michael. More than a dozen...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Women – Find Your Inner Warrior

    By Debbie Pearson, RN – Learn to Advocate for Your Aging Loved Ones Women are typically the caregivers in our lives, a natural role we fill as mothers. As the “mama bear” for our children, we are...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Creating a Legacy through Letters
    Creating a Legacy through Letters

    By Elaine Sanchez – Before the Internet, email, Facebook, and Instagram, my mother wrote letters. Over the course of six-and-a-half years, as she cared for my dad following his debilitating stroke, she found that writing helped her...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Boundaries Are The Flip Side Of Asking For Help In Caregiving

    By James Smith− As I wake up with weary eyes, a heavy head and a dizzy feeling that seems to numb my senses and cloud my sense of judgment, I realize that I am exhausted. Plain tired,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Loved Ones
    Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Loved Ones

    Having an elder loved one in a nursing facility shouldn’t be worrisome. You trust the facility to provide them with the best care. Unfortunately, there can be as many as 5 million elder victims each year. Because...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    How to Look After Ageing Relatives Later in Life

    By Patrick Vernon –  With improvements in medical technology, raised living standards and better access to healthcare many older relatives will hope to lead long and happy lives, enjoying themselves with a range of new interests and...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Everything You Need to Know About Caring for an Elderly Relative

    By Patrick Vernon – Getting old is a fact of life. From the moment we are born we age. One of the most important facts to remember is that people don’t lose their individuality, as they grow...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • 20 questions to ask your aging loved ones
    20 Tough Questions to Ask Your Aging Loved One

    By Cher Zavala – Being a caregiver is hard enough without having to talk about it with your friends and family. Already you are juggling myriad responsibilities — your kids, your job, your home, your spouse, and...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Cigarettes, Flicks, and Smoke Signals
    Cigarettes, Flicks and Smoke Signals

    By Vonda Skelton – I hate tobacco smoke. I hate the way it smells, the way it permeates my clothes and hair, and especially the way it kills. But during a caregiving season of my life, cigarette...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Is it time to consider ther care options
    Is It Time to Consider Other Care Options?

    By M.E. Simpson – One of the challenges many of us face as we enter our fifties and sixties is caring for aging parents. Even without added complications such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or stroke, caring for an...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • A Caregiving Story of Survival

    By Cindy Laverty – Caregiving creeps up on us when we least expect it. We women are busy living our lives; working in careers, caring for our children, our spouses, our partners and trying to find a...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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