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Does It Matter if Seniors Lose Their Sense of Smell?

Sarah, my elderly client, was sitting peacefully in the living room with me one evening. I was reading to her while dinner baked in the oven. Suddenly, I smelled something burning and quickly got up to check on dinner. The book had been so engrossing that I forgot about the chicken and veggies and they [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:00+00:00 May 8th, 2017|resources|0 Comments

Here’s Why I Don’t Need National Nurses Week

Growing up, I dreamed of many professions, but nursing wasn’t one of them. My great aunt was cared for round the clock by nurses, and they were great women, but I only came to visit for an hour here and there and didn’t really understand what they were doing on a regular basis. […]

By | 2017-05-05T05:51:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Why Organ Donation Is Critical

There are currently over 119,000 people in the United States waiting for transplants, but only about 31,000 transplants are performed each year. The waiting list for organ transplants continues to grow, but the number of donors and transplants is growing at a slower rate, leading to 22 people dying each day while waiting for an [...]

By | 2017-04-07T16:31:43+00:00 April 7th, 2017|resources|0 Comments

Stress Awareness for the Elderly

Who hasn’t been stressed at certain points in their lives? Stress is a normal reaction to feeling overwhelmed, overworked or lonely. It’s not the end of the world to feel stressed every once in a while, but chronic stress can have long-term effects. This is especially true of the elderly, for whom stress can have [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:01+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

Dealing with a Terminal Illness

When you hear that your loved one is suffering from a terminal disease, the first reaction is often shock and disbelief. Then you may feel overwhelmed, sad and helpless. But it’s important to accept the diagnosis and begin to think about practicalities, especially about how you will support your loved one during this difficult time. [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:01+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

Improving Communication for Better Caregiving

My sister and I don’t always have to talk to make a point. Our shared history makes it easy to talk without words; sometimes a facial expression or a hand gesture is enough to convey a whole sentence (or paragraph). And sometimes we just know what the other one is thinking and feeling and we [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:01+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments