Tag Archives: cognitive status

The Juggle

Think about what you want your life to be like when you’re done caregiving, suggests O’Donnell. When her parents were both diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day, she initially felt obligated to give her entire life over to … Continue reading

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Caregivers

Unsurprisingly, caregivers are at increased risk for a host of health problems: depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, diabetes, back pain, weakened immunity, even cancer. They seldom have time or energy to focus on their own well-being. If they’re able to take … Continue reading

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Technology Divide

The headline caught my attention: Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response. I loved that Landmark plans to experiment with what he calls “facilitated telehealth,” which includes nonmedical staff members bringing devices to patients’ homes and managing … Continue reading

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Navigating Aging

Instead of arguing with an older adult who says, “I don’t want any assistance,” try to follow up by asking “Tell me more. What are you concerned about?” They may reveal there are circumstances at home — perhaps hoarding, perhaps … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar for Elderly Care

My husband’s grandmother “Jenny” is 94 and lives alone. Up until three years ago, her son was her main caregiver. When he passed away, her daughter offered to take her in, but she lives a few states away and Jenny … Continue reading

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