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Alcohol and Dementia: Critical Lessons from USA and South Africa

alcohol and dementia

As the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Professionals® help families cope with and manage a variety of age-related challenges such as alcohol use and dementia.  To find a professional, visit the Aging Life Care Association’s “Find an Aging Life Care Expert” search at aginglifecare.org.  As part of National Aging Life Care Month, the … Continue reading Alcohol and Dementia: Critical Lessons from USA and South Africa

Five Tips to Maintain an Aging Parent’s Independence at Home

Parents Aging at Home

Have you found yourself worried that something isn’t wrong with your aging parent, worried that you are overlooking a problem? Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s  safety and quality of life. Here are five strategies to keep status quo.  When An Aging … Continue reading Five Tips to Maintain an Aging Parent’s Independence at Home

Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

My parent is dying

Know Your Options! is the theme of this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care is an important step in knowing your options when faced with a serious illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offer an online, interactive decision tool to help guide you or … Continue reading Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

How to Cope with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Four tips for managing a Parkinson's Diagnosis

Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease was the first major hurdle. Now, you are faced with another obstacle course as you plan for a life with Parkinson’s.   Here are four tips for managing the road ahead.    So, It’s Parkinson’s…Now What? Four Tips for Managing the Road Ahead by Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC – … Continue reading How to Cope with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

downsizing and selling personal property

Life transitions often mean that we need to make decisions about what to do with years of accumulated personal property that no longer physically fits our new space, does not fit with our new lifestyle, or that needs to be liquidated to meet financial obligations. It is comforting to know there are professionals who can … Continue reading Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

Is it OK to Lie to My Aging Parents?

is it okay to lie to my parents with Alzheimer's

From our earliest days we are taught never to lie, especially never to our mother or father. However, a survey of Aging Life Care™ experts reveals that telling a “fiblet” can actually be therapeutic when adult children are faced with telling painful truths to aging parents with a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease.   … Continue reading Is it OK to Lie to My Aging Parents?

What is Aging Life Care?

Aging Life Care

Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to  plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading What is Aging Life Care?

Hiring In-Home Caregivers

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Hiring in-home care providers — on your own or through an agency — is not a decision to be taken lightly. Understanding the financial and legal responsibilities of hiring a household employee is critical. Take a look at these important considerations and  case studies before making any hiring decisions.   What You Need to Know Before Hiring … Continue reading Hiring In-Home Caregivers