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Caregiving Workshops in Phoenix

Our friends at Duet are presenting a three-part workshop called “The Fundamentals of Caregiving and Elder Care.”  Facilitated by Director of Caregiver Services, Brett Petersen, each class will run 90 minutes and focus on a specific caregiving topic.  The workshops … Continue reading

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“Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Then Assist the Others”

This common airline safety message is actually a great reminder for those who are providing care for a loved one. To best take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. If you are the adult child of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Walter Mosley

Rarely do you find a writer that can capture the “voice” of someone with dementia. It truly takes someone who has experienced it up close and has the humanity to understand and respect that person’s dignity to capture it on … Continue reading

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November is National Long Term Care Awareness Month!

November has been declared National Long-Term Care Awareness Month to promote the importance of the risks and costs associated with long-term care.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 70% of people over age 65 will require … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself!

Below is a link to a video clip of a woman who has learned this precious lesson – to laugh at yourself. She also shows us that humor doesn’t diminish with age. Some people like to stereotype the aged as … Continue reading

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Empowered Self-Care: FREE Tele-Class Series

Providing care for a loved one is often draining – both physically and emotionally – which is why we encourage caregivers to take some time to focus on caring for themselves!  Learning how to better handle the stress and demands … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Labor Day and Long Term Care Planning

As most of us are relaxing and enjoying a day off from our “labors,” I began to think about the connection between Labor Day and LTC planning. All of our lives (at least most of us) we work. Hopefully, we … Continue reading

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Caregiver Challenge: The Realities of Alzheimer’s

I found this video and felt I should share it with you. Caregiving has many challenges and I personally feel that no one can judge the choices of caregivers forced into choices that none of us ever want to face. … Continue reading

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The Kids Live in the “Big City”

It used to be that families and all their generations lived together. Much of this was economically driven. Either you lived on a farm and it took everyone doing their part to get all the jobs done or maybe you … Continue reading

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Attention Caregivers…Do You Need a Time Out?

Caregiving can be one of the most stressful activities a person can endure.  Not only is it physically draining, it is often extremely emotionally draining as well.  Our friends at the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Caring for Your … Continue reading

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