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A Caregiver’s Struggle: Balancing an Elder's Sense of Purpose with Their Safety

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...This post really struck a chord with me. Most seniors need to feel useful to enjoy a high quality of life. They maintain a sense of purpose by sticking to their everyday routines and engaging in activities and hobbies they enjoy. But if caregivers believe an elder’s actions are risky or downright dangerous, when should they step in?

Continue reading on Agingcare for more about this tricky balance of whether or not to interfere with an older adult's activity if we feel it's dangerous:

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

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