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    Women – Find Your Inner Warrior

    Women are typically the caregivers in our lives, a natural role we fill as mothers. As the “mama bear” for our children, we are the accepted experts. We also have legal rights for our voice, carrying the...

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    Creating a Legacy through Letters

    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 cope with her isolation,...

    • Posted 6 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 6 years ago
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    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 6 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 7 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 7 years ago
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    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 7 years ago
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    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 7 years ago
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    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 7 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 7 years ago
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  • What Are You Going to Do When You Grow Up?

    By Rhonda Caudell − Many may have read the stats: “The number of Americans 55 and over will grow to 112 million in 2030, according to U.S. Census figures…Americans are living longer.” But what does this mean...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    The Caregiver Solution to New Year’s Resolutions

    By  Sherri Snelling – One of the things I hate about New Year’s Resolutions is they seem to be about taking away something rather than giving yourself something.  I suppose one could argue if you lose weight...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Now That’s Love!

    By Deb DeArmond – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ,” Galatians 6:2 (NIV) “I can take care of your mom,” he said. It took me by surprise—not because...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How to Care for Your Parents, Children, and Yourself

    Sometimes, menopause’s biggest challenges aren’t related to hormones at all. Sometimes, they have more to do with our roles in our lives and families. Case in point: During menopause, more and more of us are gaining membership...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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    I Have a Dream – Two Ways Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Achieve Their End-of-Life Wishes

    By Sherri Snelling – Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  As we honor Dr. King’s birthday this month...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How to Comfort a Friend in Need

    Life & Beauty Weekly: Happy You By Anne L. Fritz for Life & Beauty Weekly – We’ve all been there: A friend calls crying because she’s going through a tough time at work, at home or in...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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