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    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    Cathy Nichols

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    December 5, 2019

    5 Ways to Create New Holiday Traditions After a Loss

    As we head into the holiday season, many people look forward to various beloved family traditions, like sharing meals, decorating cookies, hanging lights and singing carols. 

    But, what happens when you lose an integral part of that tradition?

    After...

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    November 21, 2019

    6 Tips for Traveling With a Senior Loved One

    Traveling with close family members and friends can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.

    However, when we travel with a senior loved one, we may be faced with challenges we don’t normally anticipate.

    As with any travel—whether it’s for...

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    November 7, 2019

    National Family Caregivers Month: 3 Ways to Celebrate a Family Caregiver

    Did you know November is National Family Caregivers Month? This month, we give thanks to our family members who lovingly provide comfort and care to those in need.

    It’s no surprise this year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” considering...

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    October 10, 2019

    4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

    Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for family caregivers who may not understand the progression of the disease.

    According to the Mayo Clinic, dementia is an umbrella term for a wide range of symptoms that interfere with daily...

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    September 26, 2019

    5 Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Family Caregiver

    Statistics show one in four people will serve as a family caregiver at some point in their life. Some assume this role after a sudden illness or injury, while others step up when an aging loved one simply cannot care for his or her self anymore.

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    September 5, 2019

    5 Meaningful Conversation Starters to Ask This Grandparents Day

    Did you know this weekend is Grandparents Day? Launched in 2012, Grandparents Day’s goal is to encourage multigenerational bonding and engagement.

    For many of us, our grandparents played an integral role in our upbringing. But, when was the last...

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    August 22, 2019

    4 Tips to Help Family Caregivers Move a Loved One into Their Home

    Many of us are familiar with the scenario when young adults move back in with their parents. But, have you considered that many years later, you may have your parents move in with you? Following a sudden injury or illness, family caregivers often...

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    August 8, 2019

    3 Reasons to Involve Children in Final Arrangements

    Following the loss of a close family member or friend, there’s a common misconception that children are too young to attend funeral or memorial services.

    Parents or grandparents may feel that funerals are only designed for adults because they may be...

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    July 25, 2019

    5 Phrases to Say to a Family Caregiver to Show Your Support

    When a family member takes on the responsibility of providing comfort and care for an aging loved one, it alters many aspects of their own life. Caregiving requires the individual to reassess their personal and professional priorities to tend to the...

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    July 11, 2019

    4 Signs It’s Time to Designate a Family Caregiver

    Today, nearly 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers for an aging or ailing parent.

    It’s not uncommon for an aging loved one to be in denial over their need for assistance because they don’t want to lose their independence. But, asking for...

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