Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

Lisa McLeod-LofquistSenior Care

Ray lives alone in a single-story, 2 bedroom home with his jack terrier, Hal, who never seems to stop barking. Ray has terminal lung cancer.  He is a quiet man who is humble and asks very little.  Ray was treated for his cancer but when it became apparent the cancer had continued to spread at an aggressive pace he declined … Read More

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Sliding Doors: A Lesson from the Alzheimer’s Mind

Lisa McLeod-LofquistAlzheimer's Disease

Benny grew up in an orphanage in New York City.  He was born in the 20’s and was placed in the orphanage by his mother, who had just gone through a divorce and could not afford to raise a child. Although he spent some time in and out of foster homes, Benny always landed back in the orphanage.  It was … Read More

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Top Five Concerns About Hiring Home Care for a Loved One

Lisa McLeod-LofquistAlzheimer's Disease

Thousands of families across the country are faced with decisions about finding care for a parent or loved one. These decisions may include whether to hire an agency to come into the home of a parent or loved one to provide care or services.  The decision to hire home care is largely based on a parent or loved one’s needs … Read More

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50 First Times Meeting a Parent: Learning to Live in the Moment

Lisa McLeod-LofquistAlzheimer's Disease, Home Care for Seniors, Senior Care

There are many things that make the heart ache when you have a parent or loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The worst of them is when your parent or loved one no longer recognizes your face and does not know who you are. Each time you visit a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you carry a … Read More

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Caring for Your Aging Parent Series

Lisa McLeod-LofquistUncategorized

Fall Activity Ideas for Seniors Whether you are providing constant care for an aging parent, sharing the responsibilities with family members, or are simply needing to stop over more and more frequently to check on a parent’s general welfare or physical condition, once happy visits can become difficult and strained.  This is a very normal evolution because rather than simply … Read More

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When A Parent or Loved One Resists or Refuses Care

Lisa McLeod-LofquistUncategorized

When A Parent or Loved One Resists or Refuses Care There are many families today who are dealing with aging parents or loved ones.  They generally feel like a little rowboat in the middle of the ocean being thrashed around by waves, sildenafil hoping and praying for calm seas and sunny skies with navigation to get them to a safe … Read More

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Long-Distance Care for a Parent or Loved One

Lisa McLeod-LofquistUncategorized

  Caring for an aging loved one can be a challenge.  Caring for an aging loved one long-distance can seem like an insurmountable challenge.  Today,  millions of families are separated by distance.  As our loved ones age and seem to require more assistance, there are ways to provide that assistance without traveling 2 or 3 times per month.  Here are … Read More

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8 Ways to Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence At Home

Lisa McLeod-LofquistUncategorized

8 Ways to Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence   At Home It’s difficult to watch a parent or loved one progress in years and experience deterioration in either physical or mental health,  and in some cases both.  We spend a large portion of our lives on the receiving end of care from a parent, and it can be unsettling and … Read More

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The Stages of Finding Care for a Parent

Lisa McLeod-LofquistUncategorized

One of the most difficult decisions a person may ultimately have to make is whether a parent who has lived independently nearly an entire lifetime needs someone to come into the home to provide services or care.  More often than not,  changes in a parent’s ability to function safely and independently occur imperceptibly, over time.  In other cases, one parent … Read More

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