Growing Bolder’s aging and care management expert Amy O’Rourke shares some advice from her new book, The Fragile Years, Proven Strategies for the Care of Aging Loved Ones on how to avoid mistakes along the way.
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Caregivers have a big job. And when you’re away, so often there’s worry. Thankfully, technology can help you stay connected when you’re not there… and do a whole lot more!
As a caregiver it’s vital that you care for yourself. Learn some important questions to ask yourself and steps to take to ensure your needs are being met too.
At some point, everyone is touched by caregiving. Join us as we debunk some of the myths surrounding caregiving and share important insights.
Whether you’re 24, 42, 58 or 85, we’re all living through transitions. It’s a hallmark of life and one that can leave us feeling paralyzed and lost. Writer, journalist and advocate Maria Shriver wants everyone to know they’re capable of living meaningful, empowered lives, no matter how lost they may feel. Get her tips for finding the principles and practices to live life boldly.
One of the leading voices in the exploding aging care industry shares the lessons she’s learned from working with caregivers for years and offers tips for those struggling to care for their aging parents.
When faced with daily — often hourly — demands on their time, emotions and finances, caregivers need to be able to get help and support, but they don’t always require full-time assistance or out-of-home resources. Enter: respite care.
After watching both of her parents die from Alzheimer’s disease, Molly Middleton Meyer knew there had to be a better way to care for people suffering from this horrible disease. She just never imagined that her passion for poetry and creative writing could be the key to opening up the doors of communication with those who’ve lost their voice.
More than 15,000 registered nurses across the country have joined the Faith Community Nursing movement because they saw their patients had much greater needs than their illnesses or conditions. Nurse Betsy McKeeby explains.
What happens when you give a person with dementia an iPod loaded with the songs of their youth? They come alive inside. Find out about a remarkable new project that is changing the lives of patients and caregivers and how you can help.
One of the nation’s foremost experts on palliative care says end-of-life care is one of the biggest national crises we’re facing today. Find out why he thinks our system is broken and how he would change the way we deal with our final life stage.