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As the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Professionals® help families cope with and manage a variety of age-related challenges such as alcohol use and dementia. To find a professional, visit the Aging Life Care Association’s “Find an Aging Life Care Expert” search at aginglifecare.org. As part of National Aging Life Care Month, the … Continue reading Alcohol and Dementia: Critical Lessons from USA and South Africa
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Aging Life Care Professionals Kick-Off Aging Life Care Month During 33rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing nearly 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Aging Life Care Month kicks off with the 33rd … Continue reading May is National Aging Life Care Month
Don’t Wait for a Crisis to Strike – Top Tips to Prepare for Aging Aging Life Care Association® was honored to join last week’s #ElderCareChat, with our current president Amy Cameron O’Rourke serving as an expert panelist. O’Rourke engaged 40 participants in a lively Twitter conversation about how families can prepare for aging versus reacting … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association’s Amy O’Rourke Featured in #ElderCareChat Discussion on How Families Can Prepare for Aging as Guest Expe
Often when adult siblings receive a crisis alert that elderly Mom or Dad is sick, it is common for old roles and competitiveness to flare. How quickly an adult child can revert into acting like a kid when siblings get together. There is just something about being with brothers and sisters that can send you … Continue reading Sibling Rivalry and Aging Parents: 5 Tips to Keep the Peace
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and according to the Brain Injury Association of American, at least 5.3 million Americans live with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related disabilities. #NotAloneinBrainInjury Find Help Adjusting to Life with a TBI As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, ALCA is sharing the results of a survey that takes a closer … Continue reading March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
When we we talk about coping with the loss of a parent, most often it is in the context of dealing with life after a parent dies. But what about managing the death of a parent and how to help them during the process? Start with this help from the experts in aging well. My Parent is Dying, … Continue reading Managing the Death of a Parent – A Guide from the Experts in Aging Well
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Have you found yourself worried that something isn’t wrong with your aging parent, worried that you are overlooking a problem? Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s safety and quality of life. Here are five strategies to keep status quo. When An Aging … Continue reading Five Tips to Maintain an Aging Parent’s Independence at Home
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What happens when your aging father dies and you discover he’s been covering up your mother’s dementia and declining health? Add to that…you live three states away. What do you do? Who could possibly understand the crisis you have uncovered? And who can help? Help! My Father Died and He was Hiding my Mother’s Dementia Here … Continue reading Managing Crisis Situations: One Aging Life Care Professional’s Story
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Just because someone’s reached a certain age, it doesn’t mean they can no longer travel. Traveling with aging loved ones just take a little more planning and preparation. These tips for aging travelers will make traveling and vacationing more comfortable and less stressful for all involved. There’s No Age Limit on Travel By Patricia Charles, … Continue reading Six Tips for Aging Travelers
The long-term care journey is confusing. As a spouse, family member, or concerned neighbor of an aging loved one you may feel overwhelmed by the role of caregiver or decision-maker. And if you were placed in this role as a result of an emergency health crisis or due to an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, the questions … Continue reading Challenging Aging Life Care Needs