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17 Nov

Change is in The Air

By Donna RandallUncategorized

In the spirit of the changing of the seasons, we at dfrent have decided to offer you six blog posts every four weeks, as opposed to four. And, while we seem to have lots of stories to tell, we invite you to participate in this blog conversation. From conversations we’ve had with friends, family members,

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The Avoidance Method
27 Oct

The Avoidance Method

By Donna RandallUncategorized

One of the tricks of caring for aged people is attempting to gauge which issues to pursue verses which to let slide. Let me give you an example, which might help you in future situations. From the outset, we have engaged in battles over those pieces of mail that arrive that boldly announce that the

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A little gratitude, please and thank you
16 Oct

A Little Gratitude, Please and Thank You

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Would you agree that thanking people who do things for you is a good practice, and one that result in all parties involved feeling good? I’d hazard a guess that most people would agree. This is where things can become frustrating when care recipients are in the state of denial. Let me provide you with

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29 Sep

Time for Memories and Listening

By Donna RandallUncategorized

More and more often, it seems, we will notice that our care recipient disappears into her suite for relatively long periods of time, such as two to three hours. This seems to us to make sense on a rainy or cool day, but we’ve noticed of late that it happens on beautiful days when it

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senior care
10 Sep

A Trickster Called Memory

By Donna RandallUncategorized

The more time I spend with elderly folk, the more puzzled I am about what appear to be tricks of the mind. From what I’ve read and experienced, I think it safe to assume that the long-term memory is much more dependable than is the short term memory, but then again unless we were part

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Clearing the Clutter
05 Sep

The Praise and the Guilt

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Without a doubt, the decision to become a family caregiver can bring with it a feeling of doing the right thing. In fact, I think it safe to say that this feeling often accompanies this decision. Often the other family members are very excited about your decision, perhaps mostly because you’re taking it on means

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