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Caregiver Stress Overload: Signs it’s too Much

Did you know that in the last 5 years, from 2015 to 2020, the number of Family Caregivers has increased from 43.5 million to 53 million? These numbers come from The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP report on caregiving in the US. This report reveals not only an increase in the number of... Read more

Senior Care: It’s Time to Ask for Help

“Expect the unexpected” seems the be the name of the game these days. As summer wraps up, schools around the country are scrambling. Each city and district is trying to do what’s best for students, teachers, and families. It all looks different as the pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences. Every parent you talk to... Read more

Creative Ways to Care for your Socially Distant Loved One

The words “quarantine” and “socially distant” have become a normal part of our language. Over the past few months, we have emerged from various stages of isolation with a newfound tentativeness and suspicion. Masks and hand sanitizer are now the accessories of choice as our country works to quell the pandemic. This pandemic has taken... Read more

MLK Day: Quotes that Inspire

It’s the third Monday of January, and at first glance, it’s just another Monday. Maybe it was Facebook, today’s Google doodle, or the fact that the banks are closed that reminded you that today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Today is set aside to remember Martin Luther King, Jr the activist and leader of... Read more

Hindsight might be 2020, but I hate reruns

I’d argue the least helpful sort of sight is hindsight. In support of this argument, I call my first witness, William Mulock, who once said the following: “I am not in the habit of looking back – I leave that till I get old.” On its own, this quote is fine. But like most things,... Read more

Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Monday, November 11, 2019, is Veterans Day. A day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice and to say “Thank you.” Don’t let the day slip away without acknowledging the... Read more

Sundowning, a secret danger of Dementia

It catches you by surprise. Your dad just grabbed your arm and yelled in your face. This isn’t him – he is kind, soft-spoken, and gentle – but it has been happening more and more ever since he was diagnosed with dementia. This change in behavior may be due to something known as Sundowning, which... Read more

An Agency Versus the Private Caregiver: 3 Questions to Consider

Should you choose an agency to provide care for your loved one? Or, should you hire a private caregiver? It is an overwhelming task to find the right private caregiver or home care agency. Safety, quality care, and peace of mind are the most important considerations when it comes to the care of your loved... Read more

Spring has Sprung!

Greetings one and all… Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar. To confirm the arrival of the season, it felt and looked like Spring along the Front Range this week. In fact, a friend of mine noted that daffodils are blooming in her garden. A sure sign of the season. Metaphorically speaking, I am... Read more

Are You Planning on Aging Alone?

The strict definition of a solo ager or elder orphan is someone who lives alone, has no children, and does not have a life partner. But a broader definition of solo aging highlights the reality that we are ALL at risk of aging solo due to circumstances—the death of a spouse or partner, a divorce,... Read more
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