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Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Caregiving ♦ Aging Parents

Caregiving

We Don’t Choose Eldercare. Eldercare Chooses Us.

When eldercare comes knocking at the door, many people run in the opposite direction; but not you. Just as childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and middle age are developmental phases of life, you acknowledge that someone you care about is going to get old and that someone is going to need care and attention. You may …

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Caught off Guard? Suddenly You’re a Caregiver: 5 Things To Do Right Now

Out of nowhere comes an emergency phone call. “Come quick. Your mother fell.” Now you are the one who is thrown off balance. Unquestionably the emotional climate surrounding a medical emergency is highly charged. Suddenly the appointed caregiver is you. Your game plan in an eldercare emergency is to reduce confusion and runaway emotions. Keep …

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Taking Away the Car Keys: What Comes After?

If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his inspiring presentation titled, “To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — …

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Caregiver Tip: Refuse to be Anyone’s Middleman

It’s so subtle you may not even realize that it’s happening. Your sister asks, “How is Mom feeling after her surgery?” Your son wants to know, “How is Dad doing?” You mother inquires, “Is your daughter enjoying her new job?”  And just like that you are right in the middle of two other relationships. You …

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Hospice: You Gotta Shop Around

Like many Baby Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious rate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People die with little to no warning. This month alone, four individuals whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly. …

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Pinterest: A World of Possibilities

I love Pinterest especially because I love pictures. That’s how I learn. That’s how I think. That’s how I get inspired and motivated. If you like Pinterest, too, I hope that you will visit my Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/joyloverde. And I’d be honored if you follow my boards. I am always adding new boards and …

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