Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Let’s Talk About Sex – After 60

Science has started to pay attention to what happens between the sheets after 60, especially as medical advances permit us to live longer and healthier lives. Emerging research shows that older adults get busier than we think, finding that many adults remain sexual well into their 90s. 

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The Real Crisis in Senior Housing

I'll never forget the day my aunt found my grandmother eating a handful of pills while watching her favorite show on television. She had thought they were M&Ms—the first sign that my grandma was living with dementia. My aunt knew then her move to an assisted

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10 Things You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on changingaging.org, written from the perspective of a patient who spent over 10 years in an assisted living facility. Before you sign the contract, check the Exclusionary Clause. This is the “We can throw you out if” list.

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How to Avoid Burnout

Burnout is a word that is thrown around a lot these days. It’s one of the top complaints I hear in my coaching and therapy. And I can speak for my team at ChangingAging when I say ramping up for the 2017 tour launch this

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A Manifesto For Radical Inclusion

Intro by Giving Care Team: A new philosophy around the support of people with changing cognitive abilities is needed; dementia patients are especially prone to the harms of stigma, stereotype, and segregation. Below, Dr. Al Power proposes a manifesto for all to read and act on.     The

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What If Kids Got Dementia?

One of the most popular un-filmed screenplays of 2015 was a comedy about former president, Ronald Reagan, and his life with Alzheimer’s disease. Billed as a “hilarious political satire”, the screenplay featured an intern tasked with convincing Reagan, originally to be played by Will Ferrell,

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3 Steps to Prepare for Dying (at Any Age)

We all know death will win in the end. Yet, talking about death rarely happens. “The simple view is that medicine exists to fight death and disease, and that is, of course, its most basic task. Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces.

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