Category Archives: Family

5 Tips to Take Care of Aging Parents

Sometimes, there’s a gradual realization that our parents are aging and need additional help from their children. Other times, a specific event—such as an accident or sudden health change—can transform the role of a child to caregiver. Either way, the transition is never easy. If your parents are newly in need of additional help and…
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Better Communication When a Loved One Has Dementia

It can be frustrating when someone you care for has dementia. The usual back-and-forth interaction you may have had at one time with that person is no longer there, at least not consistently. However, there are some ways you can improve your communication with someone who has dementia. Follow the tips below to help. Speak…
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How to Handle Death and Dying

As our loved ones reach the end of their journey with us, we should make the time as peaceful as possible. Keep a close watch on symptoms such as changes in appetite, breathing problems, digestive problems, changes in body temperature, or pain. These could be warning signs that your loved one is nearing the end…
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Visiting Your Aging Loved One

As our loved ones age, simple outings such as going to the movies can mean a great deal to them. When you have the opportunity, make them feel good by doing something extra special. A nice dinner out on the town could be just the ticket. Have them take time to get all dressed up…
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Taking a Child to Visit an Aging Loved One

Do you have kids or grand kids that like to visit elderly family members? It can be difficult to take young children to visit, but we should take advantage of the opportunities while they are available. Before you go For younger children, bring some toys or an activity to do. Conversations can get boring to…
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