When You Can’t Keep Your Promise: The Nursing Home Decision

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Caregiver Services, Caregiving Challenges, Geriatric Care Management

All of us make promises to those we love and some of our promises can span the course of a lifetime. There are promises we keep, and promises that as the years go by, we have no choice but to break. If we made a promise to never put our loved one in a nursing home and now discover we have no other choice, the guilt and heartbreak we feel can be overwhelming. But there are some ways we can cope. We need to remember that when we made that promise,...

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Waves of Faith – Footprints in the Sand

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Caregiver Services, Waves of Faith- Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

Waves of Faith – Footprints in the Sand One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there...

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Wednesday Workshop – How to Avoid Problems While Eating Out

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Caregiver Services

Wednesday Workshop – How to Avoid Problems While Eating Out Hello and welcome to today’s Wednesday Workshop. Going out to eat can be a welcomed change but it can also have some challenges when you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. You need to think about the menu, the noise level, waiting times and the helpfulness of the staff. Here are some tips on how to avoid problems while eating out with your loved...

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