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10 Ways to Parent Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People who have Alzheimer's disease will gradually lose the ability to manage their own affairs and carry out routine activities of daily living. When this happens you will need to step in and help out. In effect you become the parent, caring for them as they cared for you when you were growing up.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't

Marie Marley | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes, nursing home placement is the best (or even only) solution for your benefit and the benefit of the person for whom you're caring.

'Medicare Will Pay For It' And 9 More Myths About Long-Term Care

Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Most people over 65 will need some kind of help with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around. The need for such hel...

10 Surefire Ways To Make Enemies At A Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The nurses, aides, activity directors and other long-term care facility employees spend a tremendous amount of time with your loved one. They are the ones who help shower, dress and feed residents who need assistance with these tasks. The following list of things you should never do will help you avoid pitfalls that can occur when interacting with long-term care employees.

How I Accidentally Wrote a Book on Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I wrote Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy as a love story. It's about the powerful 30-year relationship I had with Edward Theodoru, a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar.

How to Behave When Visiting a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Visiting loved ones in their nursing homes is essential for your well-being as well as theirs. When your loved one is admitted, talk with the administrator or director of nursing about their policies for visits. Some facilities have written guidelines while others may have unwritten rules.