We are sharing here essential terms commonly used by professionals that family caregivers should understand in order to empower them during their journey of love, caring for an aging loved one or an early onset Alzheimer’s parent. Person-centered care: requires understanding the world from the perspective of the individual living with
I am thrilled to share that my book, “Parenting Our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love” has been so well-received that the publisher has decided to release it in paperback this Fall! In the book, you will learn how you can: read the signs your parents need
Please join me on Wednesday, August 17th for a free Caregiver Chat on “The Importance of Caregiver Support Groups.” Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Home Instead gerontologist and caregiving advocate, HFC’s Alexandra Villano and support group member Rayna Katz, will join me as we discuss: How meaningful connections are formed among
Any chance you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, confused, even resentful that you just don’t know what to do next or you don’t have more help – from your siblings, your spouse or others you thought would “be there” to help support your parent(s) with their dementia, chronic illness or ordinary frailty,
I read a lot of studies about aging and about people who are doing ParentingOurParents (POP). Today I read a study that stated older people have a “positive bias,” described as a default position that resembles: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I stopped in my tracks reading on that one.
Although death is inevitable, by addressing certain specific needs, it need not be feared. Generous author and caregiver, Annette Kam, shares what no one wants to think about (but everyone needs to know!) and provides for free her step-by-step guide to all things before, during, and after a loved one’s
We Welcome You to Register for This Free Webinar Tomorrow Offering Practical Tips for Caregiving During COVID!
Renew Talks Health will be presenting a free webinar that will provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic hosted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care, with 40 years of clinical and academic experience and Lee Tuchfarber, CEO, Renew Senior Communities. They will cover topics
To my beloved POP community: What is POParenting? It’s caring with love, patience and useful tools for those loved ones who once cared for us and now need us to help them. What POParenting is NOT: “taking over someone’s life,” being a harsh disciplinarian, issuing orders. None of these
With Alzheimer’s costs on the rise, what will we do ahead? Who will be able to afford care? Without our current caregiving population, often composed of immigrants, what will happen if we limit immigration? How can we feel better and prepare better for the trends ahead? About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s
The challenges people face dealing with Alzheimer’s in their aging parents vary depending on where the elderly parent is found along this long battle with dementia. As elsewhere those parenting parents have a cycle of different challenges. 1. First: insisting your parent goes to a qualified professional to be diagnosed