Category Archives: Holistic Eldercare

Elephants, Caregivers, and Elder Care

Elephants and eldercare?  Caregivers and elephants? Got your attention? I thought I would write about the unseen, yet apparent, bond that often develops between living intelligent beings when they experience life over time, and the journey toward the otherside.  The … Continue reading

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Ideas for Loving Up an Elder on Valentine’s Day

Whether you love them with all your heart or kinda just like them, you can make St. Valentine’s Day special for the elder in your care. You do not have to be crafty or clever (or have deep pockets) to … Continue reading

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The difference between Palliative and Hospice Care

It is easy to confuse hospice and palliative care.  They are related sets of services both associated with minimizing or relieving as much as possible the pain and stress associated with life threatening conditions. Both services are intended to support … Continue reading

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How to easily Prevent and quickly Recover from Caregiver Burnout

Self care is so often forgotten or overlooked by care providers.  We all tend to get distracted from ourselves during the holidays or other especially hectic times. It is too easy to get lost in doing for others and striving … Continue reading

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How to become a happier caregiver

If you are a caregiver chances are you love taking care of people. You love/like frail elders or adults with special needs.  You love knowing that your work produces immediate tangible and worthwhile results by making a difference to someone. … Continue reading

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Caregiver? How to get respect

How to become a respected, confident and happier caregiver If you are a primary caregiver chances are you love taking care of people. You love/like frail elders or adults with special needs.  You love knowing that your work produces immediate … Continue reading

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How to Distinguish Forgetfulness from Alzheimer’s Disease: Solutions to Normal Memory Shortfalls

You can’t find your glasses, keys or the right word.  You forget an appointment or name of a familiar pet, object or person. You’ve already forgotten the name of the nice person who was just introduced to you a minute … Continue reading

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