Disagreement About Caring For Parents

Along with the stress involved in caring for an elderly parent, there is usually conflict between family members regarding how things should be handled. It helps if everyone can identify not only potential sources of conflict, but ways to deal with those conflicts in a calm and productive manner. Conflict is a part of life. It does not need to become a way of life.

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The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

Nobody would ever choose a smiley face as the perfect symbolic emoticon for a caregiver. Caregiving for an ailing loved one is just too stressful — often triggering damaging emotions that can not only undermine your good work but harm your health, as well.

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Eye Care Advice for Aging Eyes in South Florida

Growing older and getting reading glasses seem to go hand in hand, just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age.

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When It’s Too Expensive for Dad to Keep Driving in South Florida

Trying to persuade older family members to give up their car keys isn’t just an emotionally fraught chore. Increasingly, it is a financial issue, too.

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Don’t Let Achy Knees Keep You Out of Life’s Game

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million.

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Managing your Diabetes Costs in South Florida

For the nearly 24 million Americans with diabetes, the cost of medication and other items related to diabetes care can be nearly two and a half times greater than medical costs for those without the disease.

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The New Generation of Hearing Aids

“If you think hearing aids are synonymous with getting old or becoming less capable, think again,” says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, chairperson of the Audiology Awareness Campaign.

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Time to Take the Keys Away from a Loved One with Dementia

The decision on when an aging loved one should stop driving is never an easy one, but the issue becomes even more complex – and heart-wrenching – when the loved one also suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know when someone is no longer safe to drive?

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Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture

Older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture, a new study by Belgian researchers has found.

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Dementia Caregiving in South Florida

Feeling taken for granted as a caregiver is incredibly common.

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Searching for Security in South Florida

For years, the primary selling point of continuing-care retirement communities has been security: the knowledge that a person or couple could settle—and remain—in a development, whatever the changes to their health.

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Smart Tips for Baby Boomer Retirement Planning in South Florida

If you are one of America’s 78.2 million baby boomers, you are likely considering what ideal retirement will look like, and the steps required achieving it.

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How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Community in South Florida

An assisted-living community provides communal living, often with planned activities, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, meals, exercise and wellness programs, opportunities to socialize with other residents, assistance with activities of daily living, and some medical care.

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Active Aging Programs Help South Florida COPD Patients

A diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) often results in a patient feeling helpless and depressed about not being able to maintain a normal, active lifestyle. However, with a chronic lung disease like COPD, it’s particularly important, and tremendously beneficial, for patients to exercise and stay active.

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Senior Home Care Services in South Florida – How to Find the Best Agency

There are hundreds of home care agencies in South Florida. Finding the right home care agency can be a daunting task, but not impossible, says Tilly Gambill, Manager of Marketing and Communications for the American Association for Homecare.

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A Geriatric Care Manager Goes to Washington

A South Florida Geriatric Care Manager provides input to Congress on health care reform.

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Finding Help for Aging Parents or Family in South Florida

A Professional Geriatric Care Manager is one of the most helpful services available for families with aging loved ones. Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible. The PGCM acts as a guide and advocate — identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s or other complex cognitive or physical health issues.

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