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Archive for the ‘Caregiving’ Category

How to communicate and connect with Dementia Patients

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Posted on August 17th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Sandwich Generation, Seniors, Tips & Resources

What is Dementia?  Following is a very basic description of a very complex disease. If you are interested in learning more about the various types of dementia, there are many good sources to gather information from. The Alzheimer’s... Continue Reading »

Experiences in the Age of Dementia

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Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

I just came across this quote from The Purple Sherpa (https://www.thepurplesherpa.org), and immediately thought of how true this is in my own relationship with my father: When you think about whether to visit someone who’s living with... Continue Reading »

My Car and I, over 65 …

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Posted on November 14th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Sandwich Generation, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

…years that is, not miles! It is a frequently heard concern that we all face with our senior family members, or maybe we are the seniors in question: Are our seniors safe drivers?  The Car Generation Something very important to be... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on September 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Integrative Health Care, Leadership, Palliative Care & Hospice, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Last week, we went to a presentation on “Cultural Considerations at the End of Life” at the Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community in Northbrook. The fabulous speakers, Lauren Weldon (Partner at Margolis Weldon, LLC) and Jacqueline Boyd (Owner... Continue Reading »

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

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As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are... Continue Reading »

The Sandwich Generation – an Overview

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Posted on July 21st, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Caregiving, Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Take Charge

Who They Are You probably have heard the term “Sandwich Generation”; maybe you are a part of this group. If you aren’t a part of this group, you may be curious about who they are. The term “Sandwich Generation” was originally... Continue Reading »

Managing Caregiving with Siblings

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Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Caregiving, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

When your elderly parents’ health declines and they can no longer manage their life on their own, some may choose to live in a Retirement Facility or Assisted Living or Memory Care Facility, depending on the level of care they need. But not... Continue Reading »