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3 Things I Learned About Aging While Serving as My Father’s Caregiver

My father passed away almost 2 years ago at age 97. Much to our chagrin, while in his eighties he was still climbing on his roof to clean the gutters and he shoveled snow. I suddenly found myself in the role of caregiver when he unexpectedly caught pneumonia at age 96. Life-threatening complications occurred from there. He taught me many lessons about aging even in his final days. I would like to share them with you.   Be Proactive With Advanced Directives-I was lucky enough to have a … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

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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 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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Portrait of a father and daughter enjoying a walk in the woods

3 Things I Learned About Aging While Serving as My Father’s Caregiver

My father passed away almost 2 years ago at age 97. Much to our chagrin, … [Read More...]

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Taking Care of Yourself as You Assume the Role of a Caregiver

According to AARP and the National Caregiver Alliance , the average … [Read More...]

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Caregiving, Aging and Make-Up Application – Oh My!

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Come Into My Room and Sit With Me – a poem by Peggy Raulie

Peggy wrote this poem some years ago when she realized that visitors to … [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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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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