Caregiving Blog: Caring for Aging Parents

 

Welcome to the Caregiving Blog: Caring for Aging Parents. Here you will find helpful caregiving blog articles as well as podcasts and transcripts from The Caring Generation® radio program for caregivers and aging adults. Use the social media buttons at the left to share on Facebook, Twitter, or Linked In, to email a copy to family or friends or to print a copy. All posts are written by caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson.

 

How Can I Be an Effective Caregiver? – The Caring Generation®

How Can I Be an Effective Caregiver? – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 120, January 12, 2022, On this episode caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson answers the question, how can I be an effective caregiver? Effectiveness is a result of translating everyday experiences to wisdom. Gain tips to care for aging parents and loved ones in this podcast version of Pamela’s Livestream caregiver event How to Find Wisdom in Daily Life Experiences.

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How to Figure Out What Aging Parents Need – The Caring Generation®

How to Figure Out What Aging Parents Need – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 119 January 5, 2022, On this episode caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson answers the question, how to figure out what aging parents need. Eight areas common to the needs of the elderly are identified, plus recommendations for managing through uncertainty and helping aging parents help themselves.

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How to Stop Becoming Like Your Parents – The Caring Generation®

How to Stop Becoming Like Your Parents – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 118 December 29, 2021. On this episode caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson answers the question How to Stop Becoming Like Your Parents? Parents do their best to raise children. But not all lessons about living a happy, healthy, old age are discussed when children are young because parents may not have learned themselves. What adult children can learn from the experience of aging parents.

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Care Refusals: Elderly Parents and Caregivers – The Caring Generation®

Care Refusals: Elderly Parents and Caregivers – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 117 December 22, 2021 – On this episode, Care Refusals, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson explains the effects of saying no on health, well-being, and family relationships. Dr. Thomas R. Radomski from the University of Pittsburgh shares research about medications and shared decision-making by caregivers and older adults.

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Why Caregivers Don’t Get The Help They Need – The Caring Generation®

Why Caregivers Don’t Get The Help They Need – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 116 December 15, 2021, On this episode caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares tips for caregivers who struggle to get the help they need for loved ones. Aging parents and spouses needing care can lack insight into health concerns. Additionally, caregivers can underestimate the effect of stress on their ability to provide care and make good decisions.

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Why Won’t My Family Help Me – The Caring Generation®

Why Won’t My Family Help Me – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 113 November 24, 2021. On this episode, Why Won’t My Family Help Me, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson offers insights and perspectives to help family caregivers get unstuck about expectations for receiving help. Guest Dr. Brent Roberts, Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses how personality traits link to health and why change at any age can be difficult.

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Why Caregiving Never Ends – The Caring Generation®

Why Caregiving Never Ends – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 111 November 10, 2021, On this episode, Why Caregiving Never Ends, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson talks about caregiving responsibilities that begin with having children and progress to caring for aging parents, spouses, and ourselves. Guest Louise Hawkley, from NORC at the University of Chicago shares research about the health effects of loneliness on isolated caregivers.

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Does Assisted Living Take All of Your Money? – The Caring Generation®

Does Assisted Living Take All of Your Money? – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 108 October 20, 2021. On this episode, caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson answers the question Does Assisted Living Take All Your Money? Shared are individual and family beliefs about assisted living communities, reasons assisted care becomes necessary, and why care planning and prevention offer more choices.

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Wishing a Sick Parent Would Die – The Caring Generation®

Wishing a Sick Parent Would Die – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 103 September 8, 2021. On this caregiving program, expert Pamela D Wilson offers insights into feelings experienced by caregivers that they hesitate to share including wishing a sick parent would die Guest Dr. Mellissa Withers Associate Professor at the Keck School Medicine shares research about EOAD – early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Things Caregivers Wish Their Parents Knew – The Caring Generation®

Things Caregivers Wish Their Parents Knew – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation – Episode 97 August 4, 2021. On this caregiving program, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares things adult children caregivers wish their parents knew. Find advice for elderly parents and adult children about initiating caregiving conversations that support positive family relationships when duty and responsibility to care for parents is a priority.

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Why Do Caregivers Quit (or Wish they Could)? – The Caring Generation®

Why Do Caregivers Quit (or Wish they Could)? – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation – Episode 97 August 4, 2021. On this caregiving program, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares things adult children caregivers wish their parents knew. Find advice for elderly parents and adult children about initiating caregiving conversations that support positive family relationships when duty and responsibility to care for parents is a priority.

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