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New Report Finds an Increase in Family Caregivers Juggling Caregiving with Paid Work

Caring for an aging loved one requires care, compassion, and plenty of time beyond paid work. The stark reality for the majority of family caregivers in the U.S. is that they care for an older relative who is aged, disabled, or seriously ill on top of paid employment. AARP’s new report: The Dual Pressures of

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Grief Support Groups Help Seniors Heal and Remember, “I’m not alone”

When Annie’s husband, Dennis, passed away she was initially overcome with sorrow. For five years Dennis had suffered from Alzheimer’s, and Annie, 78, had been his loving primary caregiver. He was the focus of her life just as he had been for over 50 years. Now that Dennis was gone Annie suddenly felt lost and

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5 Tips for Starting a Conversation with a Loved One with Dementia

When a loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, one of the biggest challenges that family members and caregivers face is how to continue to have positive and meaningful conversations with their loved one. The types of conversations that were once enjoyed may no longer interest or make sense to a

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Seniors At Home’s Bioethics Forum Celebrates 15 Years of Tackling Ethical Issues

Who can help isolated seniors with dementia or cognitive impairments to make decisions about their care? What are the complicated ethical issues that doctors face in aiding their patients to die? When it comes to medical treatment what does “do no harm” mean? These are just some of the thorny questions that have been raised

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When An Aging Loved One Insists “I’m Fine and I don’t Need Help!”

For family caregivers looking after an aging parent or loved one, reaching out to a senior care organization like Seniors At Home can feel like a betrayal of trust. Their loved one’s physical and mental condition is an increasing worry, yet they may keep insisting, “I’m fine and I don’t need help!” When Jonah called

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Do I Need Homecare? One Client’s Honest Self-Appraisal

Because of arthritis, you’re having trouble walking down the stairs by yourself or lacing up your shoes. Perhaps you can’t make out the fine print on prescription labels—even with your reading glasses. After years of doing things on your own, it might be hard for you to acknowledge that you need a little help. But

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