Seeking joy is much more a proactive move than expecting joy to just happen. Those who are resilient actually seek out joy.
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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, licensed family therapist and professional certified care manager, joins host Kristen Howe as they discuss how to have a talk with elderly parents about their care needs. Many of us have been reconnecting with elderly parents and loved ones for the first time in a long time. And while we may have been in touch over the phone or via Zoom, you might be surprised…
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The road to determining memory care for a loved one can be challenging, but can lead to a more relaxed and supportive living situation. 
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Listen to Linda's interview on Two Mike's Parkinson's Podcast, which provides humor, music, and inspiring guests to help those affected by Parkinson's. In addition to sharing tips from her book, The Empowered Caregiver, Linda speaks specifically about several issues, including Planning joyful outings for those living with Parkinson'sComplex family relationships and how they can impact the caregiving roleSelf-care for those in the caregiver roleAdvanced Healthcare Directives & End-of-life planning Click to listen to the full…
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This month we’ll focus on how to make holiday visits successful, whether you’re going across town or across the country.
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When you fight hard, you seek out every possible resource and engage a great team, but then your family member dies and you feel you didn’t do all you could. We end up feeling guilty, even knowing that this is part of the process and it can hit us hard.
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Watch Linda's interview with Valeria Van Booven of Approved Senior Network's Senior Care Industry Netcast. In this interview, Linda discusses her work with aging adults and their children, and what you'll find in her new Amazon Best Seller book, The Empowered Caregiver.
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How does a caregiver become empowered and just what does that mean? Empowered may have different connotations for each of us, so I will give you my take on what it means as well as some tips to transform your caretaking journey.
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Are your days filled with anxiety and fear that often lead to depression and hopelessness? Covid, fires, global warming, hurricanes, health, and the needs of so many across the globe can be overwhelming. Most of you, as my readers, are also caregivers for spouses, parents, other family members or are just concerned with your own aging journey. This issue of my newsletter deals with hope and some concrete action items. 
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Giving 100% of their time caring for others. To be honest, the majority are doing it out of love, but for some, it is out of necessity and/or obligation. The cost of care is expensive. For some, they have the resources but don’t want to spend them. For others on the other end of the spectrum, they have not investigated government or community programs for low income.
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