When your loved one has dementia, many things have to change. One of the most difficult is that the way you previously connected with your loved one may be unattainable due to their cognitive function. Unfortunately, this means that many individuals with dementia end up lonely, isolated, and withdrawn. Therefore, many caregivers are always looking…

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When your loved one has a chronic illness, it can feel like everything is out of your control. While it’s true that you can’t prevent the progression of the disease, you can choose how you respond to this truth. As their caregiver, the first step you can take towards acceptance of reality is to embrace…

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Life doesn’t turn out exactly how it should all the time. Ideally, we would all live close enough to our aging parents and grandparents to help them, but things change. You may have gotten a job in a far away place, or your partner or immediate family’s needs took you away from your hometown. Regardless…

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Anxiety is a natural part of the human condition. You might feel anxious when you’re dealing with a problem, entering a new situation, or coping with a major life transition. This is a normal reaction that helps us handle stressors in our lives. However, when anxiety is an ever-present, overwhelming feeling that interrupts daily functioning…

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Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the many cruel and unfair diagnoses that we see come with old age. This unfortunate illness robs one of their memories and makes life challenging in more ways than one. Whether it’s your parents, a grandparent, a friend or a loved one, understanding a few of the care techniques that…

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be a difficult journey. It can be tragic to watch your loved one gradually lose their ability to do that which was once simple. This can have a profound impact on the caregiver, and it may feel isolating. However, you are not alone. It is estimated that 15 million…

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When your child has medical complexities, it can sometimes feel like you are walking the path alone. Many other parents can’t really understand where you’re coming from, and misconceptions about physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities run rampant in our society. You might feel like there is no one who can help you, your family, and…

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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, so we’ve decided to take the opportunity to share some information about caring for your loved one with Parkinson’s. When your loved one is first diagnosed, you have a lot of questions, and you experience a lot of emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, and confusion. It can be…

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How often now do you see some well-behaved dog accompanying someone everywhere? With more rules protecting service animals and where they are legally allowed to go, it might feel like service dogs are popping up left and right! For the longest time, unfortunately, service dogs were only paired with adults, despite the potential benefits that…

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Some days, you just need an extra set of hands or ten. Between working, both in and out of the home, all the little chores around the house that add up quickly, and ensuring your children’s needs (and a few wants) and taken care of, it may feel like you don’t even have five minutes…

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