Dementia Care

8 Ways to get Mom and Dad to Eat!

I have such wonderful memories of eating out with my Dad. His love of good food and restaurants is still reflected in my enjoyment of going out to eat. Lunch, brunch and dinner plans are big hit with me! When his appetite began to wane in his 80’s it was hard for us...

Music and Caregiving

I have spend most of my life being around music and the business of it. I picked up the guitar around age 9 or 10 and from that moment on my life took on a course that was magical. I can remember strumming a G chord for hours mesmerized with the sound of it. I...

How to avoid Caregiver Burnout!

The bad thing about caregiver burnout is that it can hit you when you least expect it. It's a cumulative condition that slowly builds up over time and before you know it you are in a state of pure exhaustion feeling completely overwhelmed. Burnout is different than...

3 Things to Know About Long Term Care

This is guest blog by Rachel Kenselaar, co-founder of eCaregivers. Did you know that over 70% of Americans aged 65 years and older will require long term care at some point in their lifetime? Long term care is a variety of services that can help seniors live safely...

Learning to listen to those with Dementia

I was leaving for work today and was making sure my ailing cat was comfortable. He's now diabetic (he of the 47 lives and 57 ailments) and he seemed a bit uncomfortable and not quite able to settle into a sleeping position. I thought to myself, Jeez I wish you could...

Humor and the New Normal

I just saw the movie "The Judge" with Robert Downy Jr. and Robert Duvall. What a wonderful film. The story line is that a successful prodigal son who is a lawyer returns home for the funeral of his mom. His dad, the town's longstanding and respected judge gets into...

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