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I am very excited to announce that my first book, Facing the Finish: A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children is to be released on January 7, 2014!!! But you are invited to pre-order right now and receive a 10% discount by using the promo code PRE1. This is good through the end of 2013.  Visit www.FacingTheFinish.com and...
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One of the most frequent concerns I hear from caregivers is how to deal with a care recipient who never wants his or her caregiver out of sight. This can be a real challenge for caregivers who need to work, take care of other family members, or just have a little time to him- or...
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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, LifeBridge Solutions, LLC surveyed nearly 400 aging parents and adult children. The national survey was conducted online November 12 – 14, 2013. Survey results indicate that adult children are generally move concerned about their aging parent’s wellbeing than the older adult is about his or her own situation....
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If you are a long distance caregiver, you probably often feel like you’re in the dark. You call and call your care recipient and there’s no answer. You go to that darkest place – something must have happened. And then, if you’re like most of us, you go into full alert mode, calling every five...
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When it comes time to arrange care for yourself or your spouse as you age or to help set up care for your parent, it works out best for everyone if family members can set aside their differences. With heightened emotions at play in caregiving situations, both sides are super-sensitive, tension is exacerbated, and flare-ups...
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I am very excited to introduce a new feature of the Life Transition Blog, interviews with leaders in fields serving those in transition. My hope is to help you get a better understanding of the many professions that are at your service and will help you feel less overwhelmed. If you know of a profession...
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In my effort to provide my continuing series of book reviews for caregivers I have selected three works to share with you this week. Two of my recommendations are novels and the other is non-fiction originally intended for senior services professionals. 29 by Adena Halpern, tells the story of three generations of women – a grandmother, her...
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I am often asked by my coaching clients how to handle heated situations. Sometimes the person doing the asking is the adult child and sometimes it’s the older adult. Nevertheless, the answer is pretty much the same. It helps to take a giant step back and assess the situation, ideally from outside of “the moment.”...
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In the introduction to their second edition, Joseph A. Ilardo and Carole R. Rothman, the authors of “Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy” state that “the title of this book appeals to adult children who don’t know how to be helpful to their parents and are frustrated by their confusion.” In particular, the authors say...
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