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  • ... Many adult children caring for elderly parents make a promise they may find difficult to keep: "I will never put you in a home ." For Sonia Alvarado , caring for her mother at home was ...
  • Often caregivers are thrust into their new roles with no warning and no ... caring for her elderly parents in another state. As a long distance caregiver , she lists three valuable lessons she learned: ... a family's seniors live a long distance away or close to home , being a caregiver is often demanding. Ms. Richardson brings up how ...
  • ... now 92, and Anita, now 88, could no longer remain in their home , Algerine moved them into her house. She transformed two rooms that had been her children's bedrooms into a den and bedroom for her parents. She also remodeled a bathroom, added grab ... much of her ability to manage both worlds to her weekly caregivers support group. ...
  • ... John Whitmarsh' wife is afflicted with a form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration, or FTD. He shares his ... story is part of our continuing series, " Your Turn to Care ," addressing the emotional and practical concerns of aging, including ...
  • Cora Kreachbaum and her caregiver husband Terry throw a "life celebration" party with loved ones as the end of her life draws near. ... Cora Kreachbaum. Cora passed away this weekend at her home surrounded by her family. We want to thank Cora for allowing "Your Turn ...
  • Needing a caregiver is not inevitable. Three "super seniors" share the secrets to ... How to Stay Healthy and Engaged Needing a caregiver is not inevitable. In the latest installment of our special series on aging and elder care in partnership with "Your Turn to Care ," three "super seniors" share ...
  • ... larger and more taxing. The director of the Los Angeles Caregivers Resource Center, Shawn Herz, says it is vital for caregivers like Sonia to have breaks from their demanding 24/7 jobs. ... shares good advice on respite resources available to help care for the caregiver . ...
  • ... the aftermath of caregiving . The enormous stress all caregivers experience must be balanced with a time for healing so re-entry into a more normal life can occur when the ...
  • ... 6am and often does not end until 10pm. Gunn Leater is also a recovering alcoholic who is committed to her hard-won sobriety despite the ... respite when her father attends a local adult day health care center three days a week. But state budget cuts may put an end to the ...
  • Being a caregiver is definitely a role that 65-year-old John Whitmarsh never imagined he'd be undertaking. Last ... wife Barbara was diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration--a form of dementia that's often difficult to diagnose and often confused with ...

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