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Communication Tips for Speaking to Someone with Dementia

Caring for a senior parent with dementia can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience. As adult children, we find ourselves navigating uncharted waters, struggling to communicate effectively with our loved ones who are slowly losing their memory and cognitive abilities. However, understanding the right way to talk to someone with dementia can significantly...

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How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Your Senior Parents

It is generally agreed that the Halacha does not prohibit the celebration of Thanksgiving as it is a secular, not a religious holiday.  For Jews across the USA that’s good news. Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude and of course, delicious food. If you usually host Thanksgiving for your family, you know how much work it can be to prepare! It can especially...

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Za’atar Carrots and Green Beans: The Perfect Holiday Side Dish

While they’re not the main event, side dishes are a crucial part of Thanksgiving dinner. Some may even say they look forward to side dishes more than the turkey! Rich stuffing with creamy gravy and sweet cranberry sauce are definitely staples, but there are other options that are equally delicious and more health-conscious for seniors at your Thanksgiving table....

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Mistakes To Avoid When Caring for Your Aging Parent

Many adults find themselves caring for not only their own children, but their aging parents as well. Seemingly overnight, the caretaker role has shifted from parent to child. This quick transition can be difficult for everyone involved, but it’s important to remember that having our parents with us is a privilege. That being said, we should all strive to do the...

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