March 29, 2019
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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures in 2019

Every year the Alzheimer’s Association compiles facts and figures highlighting the devastating effect of this terrible disease.  They just released the 2019 version of the report.  Here’s a snapshot of that content: Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States 5.8 million Americans are living with […]
March 26, 2019
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Are Physical Therapy Services Available to Your Loved One?

Physical therapy is an amazing service.  But it’s also underutilized.  It can help you recover from a traumatic event or injury.  It can also help deal with chronic pain that wasn’t caused by a specific injury or event. Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain Your doctor can prescribe physical therapy for […]
March 22, 2019
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Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

It’s really hard caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one.  Everyone has an opinion about what’s right and what’s wrong.  People think they know what’s best.  It might be something they did for their loved one or just something they believe because they think it’s right. Here’s […]
March 19, 2019
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Selling the House for a Dollar Isn’t Really Selling the House

What does it mean to sell your house?  Most people think it means transferring ownership of your home to an unrelated buyer for fair market value received (i.e. when you list your home for sale with a realtor and try to get as much money as possible for it). Sometimes, […]
March 14, 2019
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What’s the Difference Between a Live In Home Health Aide and 24-Hour Care?

The big difference between a live in home health aide and 24-hour care is sleep.  I know that might sound silly but a live in home health aide needs time off so they can rest.  The rule of thumb is they get 8 hours to rest and sleep each day.  […]
March 12, 2019
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The Value of Support Groups

This post is dedicated to the members of The Stressed Out Caregiver Support Group.  Thank you for being there for each other.  You are all what’s good in this world. Caring for a loved one can seem overwhelming. People feel like they’re on an island.  They’re all alone and need […]
March 7, 2019
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What Happens When a Bank or Financial Institution Initially Refuses to Accept a Power of Attorney

When the time comes that you need to use your loved one’s power of attorney you expect things will easy.  In your mind, you take the document to the bank or financial institution and they immediately start working with you.  But what happens when they don’t?  What if they refuse […]
March 5, 2019
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Keeping Spouses Together

Married couples want to stay together.  However, this can sometimes be difficult.  Sometimes one spouse needs care and the other doesn’t.  Other times they might both need care but one spouse might need a lot more than the other.  If one spouse suffers from some type of dementia it can […]
February 28, 2019
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Quality of Life is Important for the Caregiver

Caregivers deal with a lot of stress caring for their aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one.  They often put the care of their loved one before their own personal needs.  While that’s noble it can be a mistake and lead to the situation breaking down. I often relate caring […]