Not all memory loss is dementia. Getting a good diagnosis will help the family with whatever journey they are to face.
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Early in my career, I developed the “Dos and Don’ts” on communicating with someone who has memory loss. As I recently reviewed those items, I realized expanding upon my suggestions of how to communicate to reduce behavioral issues could also help the individual with a memory challenge feel heard.
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Helpful resources for the elderly, including information on cell phone courses, horse therapy, adaptive clothing, and staying hydrated
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These three frequent issues are just a few of the questions the families bring to Professional Geriatric Care Managers who are also called “Aging Life Care Experts.”
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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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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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