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I'm a Caregiver, Not a Medical Professional

I’m a Caregiver, Not a Medical Professional

Does your husband have memory problems? Is your husband depressed? Does your husband have sleep apnea? These are some of the questions I’ve been asked repeatedly for the last seven years. In each case, my answer was, “No.” I’m not a medical professional.  If you  aren’t either, you may have found yourself having some of these same conversations. “No, my husband doesn’t have any memory problems. I haven’t noticed anything wrong.” He was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

  Bullet Journaling has been a hot trend for a little while in … [Read More...]

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Building a Support Network for Your Aging Loved Ones

   Caregiving is a job best done when people are proactive in their … [Read More...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

I recently completed a “Savvy Caregiver” class offer by Alzheimer’s Orange … [Read More...]

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Welcome to the Holiday Progressive Blog Party

Welcome Blog Party visitors!  Thanks for stopping by! I started my blog … [Read More...]

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Brain Health for Caregivers: Why I’m Adding a Supplement to My Daily Nutrition

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Procera. I am receiving a fee for … [Read More...]

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I'm a Caregiver, Not a Medical Professional

I’m a Caregiver, Not a Medical Professional

Does your husband have memory problems? Is your husband depressed? Does … [Read More...]

Turning Your Bullet Journal into a Memory Keeper

Turn Your Bullet Journal Into A Memory Keeper

We've talked about family stories before and how important it is to gather … [Read More...]

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Things I Have Learned While Cleaning Out Mom’s House

Editor's note: This was originally a Facebook post by my friend, Lisa … [Read More...]

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Growing Friendships is Still Important When Caregiving

  Once we get out of school, it becomes much harder to make … [Read More...]

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4 Huge Risks for Seniors Living Alone

  We all know seniors who are determined to continue to live on … [Read More...]

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Life Settlements – A Powerful Tool for Caregivers

  Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging at times. As an adult child and caregiver, some of the difficulties we encounter daily include having less time for other family members and … [Read More...]

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Mind Your Own Business: The Frustrations of Helping Seniors With Money

  One of the last areas that seniors will accept help with is their finances.  This holds true in our household and has caused some frustrations more than just once. I was thinking about this … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don't have one.  It's one of those … [Read More...]

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How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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Recognizing Elderly Abuse

by Christian Wilson   When I was much younger, my father and my uncles were forced to put my grandfather into a nursing home. It wasn’t something that any of them wanted to do, but, due to … [Read More...]

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