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Month: May 2015

Caregiving Monday: When a Loved One Declines

Caregiving Monday: When a Loved One Declines

Seeing a loved one decline is always difficult, but especially when there is a significant decline in a short time. This realization is often difficult for family members to accept. Questions begin to be asked such as: Why did we not realize? How did this happen? What do we do now? What could we have done differently?   So how do we deal with a dramatic decline in a loved one? Accept that this is the new reality—that is much…

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Caregiving Monday: Dealing with Vacation Time

Caregiving Monday: Dealing with Vacation Time

With the summer quickly approaching, vacation time is also on the way. As a caregiver, extra plans have to be made. One thing the caregiver has to decide is what will happen with the person they are caring for. So what are some options? Take your loved one with you—this is always an option, but is this really what you want? Do you need a break from caregiving?  Is your loved one up to the travel and changes that are…

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