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“Enduring the Unendurable” A Doctor’s Perspective on Caregiving

  As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core Judith Graham December 5, 2019 Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Harvard University, calls this “enduring the

Honoring Caregivers

As November comes to a close and we think about what we’re thankful for, take a moment to appreciate and celebrate caregivers. In recognizing National Family Caregivers Month, this excerpt from The Stemwinder is a fitting anecdote of caregiving in the holiday season:     It was Christmas time. I stopped to pick up some

Signs of Elder Abuse

From Maryville University, critical information on how to identify signs of Elder Abuse, and how to prevent this egregious and often unreported behavior that affects 1 in 10 Americans over 60:   Elder abuse has become a serious and growing issue in the United States. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), about

Guest Blog: Don’t Tarnish Your Golden Years, Plan Ahead Now

This week’s guest blog is courtesy of Hazel Bridges from AgingWellness. As we near mid-century, 83 million people will consist of the 65+ demographic as projected by the Census Bureau. The best advice, as offered in this piece: Plan now.   Don’t Tarnish Your Golden Years, Plan Ahead Now     You plan for dinner. You

Alert: Important Information About Falls

From the Remington Report: Third Leading Cause of Readmissions Are Falls **Thank you to Tasha Beauchamp for sending this Article   September 21 (the first day of “fall”) is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. To honor that, here are the findings of an interesting study from University of Michigan. For people over age 65: Overall, falls were

Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story

  I recently discovered this book: Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story written by Mary Ann Kampfe. A Jersey native, Mary Ann chronicles caring for her mother, Josephine, diagnosed with dementia. In Chapter One, she writes: Mom and I throw everything we have at the world. Give us a void of any kind, and we will

ALCA: The Hottest Career Trend of the Decade

  The Hottest Career Trend of the Decade: Aging Life Care™ ManagementJullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC & Lisa Mayfield, MA LMHC, CMC, GMHS   One of the hottest career trends in the next decade isn’t found in the tech sector, it can’t be outsourced overseas or automated, and it offers endless possibilities for advancement and

Aging Life Care Support: Reduce the Risk of Isolation

Fantastic article circulating on PR Web: Reduce the Risk of Isolation with Resources and Support from Aging Life Care Professionals   TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 28, 2019 As we age, there may be barriers for elders that prohibit social activity and engagement. Spouses and friends pass away, mobility becomes more difficult, and driving is no

Denise on The Stemwinder: This is a Rebirth

Author Interview: Part II   Denise discusses Irene, the centerpiece of The Stemwinder, establishing boundaries with clients, and how taking the leap to publish her story was a rebirth.         Irene’s story starts off with a near-fatal car accident. What was the initial prognosis after she came out of emergency surgery? DV: No one

Denise on The Stemwinder: It’s Still One Of The Best Kept Secrets

Author Interview: Part I Denise reflects on her debut memoir, The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager. She discusses the writing process, why the general public still remains largely unaware of what care managers do, and the inspiration behind her work.       Going into this project did you know what you wanted