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March “Senior Sense”: Caring for a parent who couldn’t care for you

There’s a common response you often hear when you tell people that you are caring for an aging...

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February “Senior Sense”: Choosing Your Battles As a Caregiver

As my parents aged, I was the daughter who stepped up to have difficult conversations with them. I...

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January “Senior Sense”: New Year New You?

While the celebrations this New Year’s Eve will be tempered, the feelings as the clock heralds 2021...

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December “Senior Sense”: A Very COVID Christmas and Other Holiday Concerns

If you’re like me, you cannot wait to see 2020 come to a close. So much stress. So much loss. So...

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November “Senior Sense”: Sometimes Doing Nothing Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do

As caregivers, we are wired to solve. We’re doers. Fixers. If our parents need errands, we run...

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October “Senior Sense”: Support for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

According to an AARP report, 44 percent of women ages 45 to 55 are in the difficult position of...

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September “Senior Sense”: When Your Aging Parent Won’t Accept Help

I would have cleaned up in a poker game against my mother; she had “a tell.” A tell is a subtle...

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August “Senior Sense”: Siblings and Caregiving: More Heated Than a Summer Hot Spell

I am the youngest of three daughters, which for me meant I was not supposed to be the primary...

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July “Senior Sense”: 5 Strategies for Long Term Caregiving

One of my caregiver coping skills is a concept I call “contained pain.” It’s the idea that I can...

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You Don’t Have to Go It Alone: 5 Ways Senior Care Solutions can Help During COVID-19

More than 41 million Americans are responsible for some form of family caregiving for adults 50 and...

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June “Senior Sense”: 4 Tips for Balancing Caregiving with a Career

I had taken the day off from work to bring my mother to her primary care doctor for a checkup. “Why...

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May “Senior Sense”: How to Make Caregiving-Related Decisions Under Stress

  I heard about parenting all the time: “Your life completely changes when you become a parent,” my...

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