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Safety First When Coping with Caregiving and Dementia

by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA Q: I recently hired a caregiver to assist my mother at home. Mom has dementia and has been experiencing increased memory loss in recent months. She has always kept a gun in her home … Continue reading

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Friendship Even More Crucial When Life Brings a Dementia Diagnosis

by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA   Q: One of my friends is caring for her husband who has dementia. It is very difficult watching them go through this experience. I can tell that she is really stressed some days, … Continue reading

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Make Checking Expiration Dates Part of Your Routine

by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA Q: I was visiting my aunt last week, and I noticed that several of the things in her refrigerator looked to be out of date. I offered to clean it out for her, but … Continue reading

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Communication Key to Setting Boundaries in Adult Child-Parent Relationship

by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA Q: I recently came home from the hospital for the second time, and my daughter has been in town trying to make sure that I make a smooth transition home. She has done lots … Continue reading

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Become Your Loved One’s Best Advocate

by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA Q: My brother lives in a care facility about an hour away. We try to go visit him once a month, and each time we do, he seems to be declining. We always find … Continue reading

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