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They’ve hopefully designated powers of attorney for both health care and finances, drawn up a will, and finalized any other legal documents and financial plans. It’s best if all siblings are aware of these preparations and all agree with what they entail. This is important because taking care of aging parents... Read more →


...moving Mom or Dad to assisted living or a nursing home because outside care is expensive. To make matters worse, they wholly oppose paying a fair wage to their siblings who have taken on the role of primary caregiver. Read more →


If you are like most family caregivers, you probably made a promise to your parent(s) years ago that you would never place them in a long-term care facility. You assured them that you would be the one to see to their care no matter what... Read more →


What to do? As with most dementia-related challenges, there are no miracles, and what works one day may not the next. However, there are some things that you can try. Most of these tips stem from increased knowledge about what can trigger rebellion in a person living with dementia. Let’s take a look... Read more →


Please remember that I’m only providing information. Other than the Alzheimer’s stamp and the videos below, I’m not endorsing the products since I rarely do that, and I haven’t tried them. Read more →


Deep issues remained between Nancy and her mother, however. Most notably, her mom would not admit to having been abusive. Nancy was willing to work toward healing together in family counseling, but her mother vehemently denied... Read more →


Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia than frequent memory lapses. If we feel that dementia may be in our future or that of our loved one, what other indications of cognitive change should we watch for? Read more →


My incontinence is functional due to severe abuse when I was in care. The nerves and muscles that control my bladder and bowels are damaged beyond repair. I struggled with stigma with my incontinence... ... Read more →


Most seniors, like the rest of the population, don't abuse alcohol. They've gone through their adult lives with an occasional social drink or a glass of wine with dinner. However, life events can cause a senior extra stress... Read more →


When the study began, hundreds of the patients already had diabetes. Ten years later, many more of them developed diabetes and many also have suffered cognitive decline. According to the researcher's, these two health outcomes were closely linked... Read more →