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Can you add to our 13 secrets to easier family #caregiving?

Can you add to our 13 secrets to easier family #caregiving?

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com Editor “As dad’s Alzheimer’s disease progresses, I don’t know how to get through to him anymore.” “There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to get everything done.” “Mom’s requests are outrageous!” These types of caregiver questions and comments are very common on AgingCare.com. Caregivers struggle with their jobs every day. As one issue is solved, a new challenge arises. When caregivers take care of an elderly family member, the roles are reversed. Now the caregiver is the “adult” and must find the best way to “get through to” an elderly parent….and to understand their needs. These concepts can help get you in the right “mindset” for caregiving – and we hope make your life a little easier. 1. Remember the Person Inside Your parent is likely different mentally and/or physically than the way you remember from years past. To respond to you...

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