Aware Senior Care Blog

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Nobody Believes Me: Alzheimer’s and Elder Abuse

Guest blogger Sandra Savell tells about the struggle to live with her mother in the throes of Alzheimer’s, believing she is being abused, the stress of the situation and the heartbreak of the lack of support she receives during this difficult time. By Sandra Savell Author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” […]

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To Listen is To Value

The marketing manager of Aware Senior Care, Kyle Murray, reflects on his time at Aware Senior Care, comparing his experiences in the television industry to the complexities of caregiving. By Kyle Murray   I find myself in a very unfamiliar position at my current job.  I work for Aware Senior Care, but as a social/content […]

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Retaining the Joy of Pet Ownership While Needing Elder Care

Gary Simmons of A Hand to Hold in Atlanta, GA provides solutions for seniors that want to keep their animal companions, but are unable to maintain their well-being. By Gary Simmons Pets are an important part of our lives. There are many benefits that can come with pet ownership: Lower blood pressure and stress, pets […]

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Good Nutrition Should Be a Part of Successful Aging In Place

Kathy Birkett of SeniorCareCorner.com provides winning nutrition strategies for seniors looking to maintain their independence. By Kathy Birkett, RDN, LD Senior Care Corner As we get older there are many things that we think are not a priority such as cleaning the top shelf or wearing perfume when we go out. Eating right should not […]

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My Mother Emily Part Five

Part five of Tim Murray’s personal blog on caring for his mother serves as a guide for those considering in home care services for their parents in Cary, Raleigh, and Apex NC. This blog is about the journey my Mom and I are going through, specifically moving her from her home in New York to […]

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From the Desk of Gina Murray, RN: Weathering the Storm

Aware Senior Care’s Gina Murray navigates a difficult situation where a wife has dementia, a stroke has left the husband unable to speak, and their adult children are across the country. By Gina Murray, Co-Founder and Director of Aware Senior Care   Editor’s note: Client names have been changed to protect their privacy. We had […]

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Five Tips to Take the Stress Out of Moves Later in Life

Aware Senior Care teams up with Deb McCutcheon, a senior real estate specialist, to provide tips for seniors searching for apartments and housing in the Triangle. by Deb McCutcheon Deb McCutcheon is a real estate agent with the Lindsay Real Estate Group in Raleigh, NC and a founder of the Triangle Aging in Place Council. […]

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Triangle Caregivers Conference in Raleigh: Reflections

Tim and Gina were speakers at the Triangle Caregivers Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC on June 21st, 2016. Whether the attendees were looking for home care services or agencies, nursing homes, or wanted more support as a caregiver in the Raleigh area, Aware and other organizations were happy to provide that knowledge. […]

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My Mother Emily Part Four

Tim’s mother Emily makes it back to New York and settles into the Landing, an assisted living community.  But, Tim has his reservations as to whether this will be a permanent move for Emily. This blog is about the journey my Mom and I are going through, specifically moving her from her home in New […]

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Recognize and Report: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a significant problem that plagues older generations around the world. The American Psychological Association estimates that each year in America alone, approximately 4 million elderly people become victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse. This is a complex issue that can have a detrimental impact on a person’s health and […]

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