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  • What COVID Has Changed in Nursing Homes

    We are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the consensus among public health experts is that this will continue for some time.  Getting back to “normal” – whatever that was – is an elusive target, and...

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  • Race-Related Stress Too

    I’ve posted a lot over the years on the factors that affect aging…and aging well so that when you are caregiving you know about what else may be going on with your older loved one.  I have talked about...

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  • Dementia: We’re Not Post-COVID Yet

    If you have a family member or loved one with dementia, this pandemic and its restrictions have been exponentially worse than for the rest of us who have “just” sheltered in place.  Depending on where you and your loved...

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  • Distance Caregiving Through a Wall

    I’ve written numerous times about distance caregiving, and one of the observations I have offered is that distance is not always measured in miles.  But in the present COVID distancing, every caregiver to an older loved one finds themselves...

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  • Caregiving During COVID: Four Tips for Reengagement

    You may recall that I have recommended limiting your news consumption, because it really does add to our stressed feelings?  Well, it also can give us a “wrong perspective” on our own family and what should be done to...

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  • COVID 19 and Stress

    I heard a reporter talk about cases of post-traumatic stress disorder growing during this pandemic and quarantine.  I admit that I initially scoffed at the idea that our pandemic house arrest could be at all like the front line...

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  • COVID on Your Calendar?

    COVID 19 was not in my calendar for 2020, and I strongly suspect it was not in yours either.  I often have said that family life crises don’t make appointments; they just show up.  And I am usually talking...

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  • COVID Resolutions?

    We all have at least one thing in common in this time of COVID Quarantine – we are making more of our own meals at home.  The list probably goes on, but I think of this as an opportunity...

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