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Managing safety issues when caring for older adults

Safety is an important issue in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. . . .

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Finding the answer to “Now what?” for your loved one — and for you

If you’re responsible for a loved one who has become dependent due to old age or a disability, “Now what?” is probably a question you ask yourself on a daily basis. . .

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My friend’s tears of joy

“Tears of joy” exclaimed my friend in reply to what I thought was a very benign question. . .

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The kindly old lady

It was an uneventful morning as I pulled up to park my car at a suburban Chicago nursing home. . .

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Letting go of caregiver responsibilities also means letting go of guilt

I’m my father’s only child. When my mother died in December 2009, there was no question as to what was to happen next. As the dutiful daughter, I invited my father to live with me and my family. On Christmas Eve, he moved in. . .

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Caregiving: Accepting help for you and your loved one

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If you are a caregiver to a loved one, you know first hand that the job isn’t easy. While it can be very fulfilling, it can also be draining and daunting. . . .

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