Category Archives: Caregiving

How to Better Communicate With Someone Battling Cancer

  Talking to someone battling cancer can leave you feeling a bit unsure and uneasy. What’s the right thing to say? Should you jump right in and talk about the elephant in the room, or steer clear of the C word altogether? Is it ok to try and be funny? What should I do if … Continue reading

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Communicating With Family While Caring for a Loved One

  Caring for a loved one as they age at home can spark tensions amongst the family. Siblings may disagree on care decisions, adult children may feel overwhelmed, and aging parents may refuse help. Effective communication is a must to bridge the gap between differing opinions, ease the burden of care responsibilities, and ensure everyone … Continue reading

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You Can Care for Your Older Parents While Balancing Your Career!

  It’s hard to wake up to an alarm every Monday morning, but it’s necessary for the careers we love. Our career is an essential aspect of our identity, signifying the dedication we have invested throughout the years and accomplishments we have achieved. So what happens when your parents are starting to exhibit signs of … Continue reading

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Dementia Care: Communicating with Compassion

  Have you ever said the wrong thing? Maybe your objective was to compliment a friend on her new haircut, but you came across sounding like you were criticizing her previous hairstyle. Choosing our words carefully is always important, but even more so in dementia care. The words we say along with the way we … Continue reading

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Family Caregiver Challenges: Identifying the Top 4 Concerns

    If you have ever felt invisible as a family caregiver, you are not alone. Caring for someone you love takes center stage, and you may find that your own needs are placed on the back burner. A recent listening session however, allowed family caregivers to speak honestly and openly about what they need—and … Continue reading

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