Tag Archives: neglect

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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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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Parental Dilemma

Comical Explanation

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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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