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Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Learn about non-verbal ways to communicate. AgingCare.com published an article discussing the difficulties of communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak. This painful situation presents new challenges. The article says that, “Many of us are coping with elders who can no longer communicate. Whether from

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HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

  When it comes to arthritis, early intervention is a big advantage. Yahoo Heath reported online that “One in five adults — 50 million Americans — has been diagnosed with arthritis.” Learn how to watch for the onset of arthritis in your aging parents so they can begin getting help as quickly

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How to resolve sibling conflicts about caring for aging parents

How to resolve sibling conflicts about caring for aging parents

Still fighting with your brothers and sisters? In the midst of caring for aging parents, you may have the benefit of siblings by your side, sharing the load. While working together with siblings on the important work of caring for your aging parents, there will likely be times of conflict

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How to help make a home fall proof

How to help make a home fall proof

We can’t prevent every accident, but we can take some measures. Network Health published an online article about how to help make a home fall proof. While even the most diligent efforts at creating a safe home cannot prevent accidents, there are measures we can take to help make

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How clean is your aging parent’s nursing home?

How clean is your aging parent’s nursing home?

Insist on cleanliness and infection control measures. The New York Times published an article online asking the loaded question: how clean is your aging parent’s nursing home? Washing hands (with water or with alcohol-based antimicrobial cleaner) has become standard practice in nursing homes, and in fact are guidelines in Medicare

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How to manage rage, anger and yelling in your aging parents

How to manage rage, anger and yelling in your aging parents

Learn some tips to deal with bad behavior. AgingCare.com published an article dealing with a sensitive topic: how to manage rage, anger and yelling in your aging parents. The article acknowledges that there is so much on the plate of care givers. But, “As if they didn’t have enough

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