Death Makes Life Possible

An important project for anyone who imagines – as Deepak Chopra says – dying some day… but especially important for Baby Boomers, mid-life caregivers, and older adults.  Learn more…

Story about elder-care family stress…

Did you read this story about scaregiver strain?   If you are approaching middle age or you see your parents dealing with grandparents or other elder loved ones, you are not alone!  Caregiver strain is enormous.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ElderCare/sibling-situation-caring-elderly-ailing-parents/story?id=11592489

At this story shows, children of elderly parents in need in dire need of caregiving support.  That’s precisely what we are attempting to do at customeldercare.com.

 

Family Caregiver Standards

The National Association of Social Workers Board of Directors in September of 2010 approved new standards for social work practice with family caregivers of older adults.. (read more)

Tasks of Elder Care

Nothing can fully prepare you for the overwhelming experience of caring for your elderly parents, but Jane Gross’ new book, “A Bittersweet Season,” comes awfully close.

From the first page, Gross, a reporter for The New York Times, provides insights that are painfully familiar to those of us in the throes of caregiving, but she also dispenses helpful advice as someone who has been there and learned important lessons.

Part memoir, part dispatch from the trenches, “Bittersweet” offers a multilayered overview of America’s caregiving system, using the author’s recent experience of caring for her aging mother as a vivid example and cautionary tale…

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2015088967_br22bittersweet.html

Quality of Life in Aging

Create dignity and quality of life for elderly in care

http://customeldercare.com/eldercare/cec-index.html

Elder Care in China

China’s approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s disease in an exploding elderly population…  While many countries are struggling to cope with rapidly aging poopulations, in China there are forecasts that within three decades there could be nearly 400 mililion people over the age of 60, and, … (continue reading)

The Secret Caregivers…

“Men care for their loved ones more often than we know.  Why do they hide it?  Inside their silent burdens – and bittersweet rewards” (continue reading this essay by Gail Sheehy)


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