joy loverde
Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Caregiving ♦ Aging Parents

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Hey Caregivers – are you doing too much too soon?

When we manage the care of another, we tend to do everything within our means to be of service – we run errands; we cook and clean; we attend medical appointments. Caregiving tasks seem never ending. There’s always something to do. We caregivers have a strong desire to be useful. But doing too much too […]

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Anger, Caregiving, and Aging Parents: What To Do About It

Let’s say your mom got scammed by someone over the phone and kept it a secret because she felt foolish and embarrassed. Or conversations with Dad escalate into shouting matches on a regular basis. You’re so angry all the time that by now you’re beginning to suffer from physical symptoms like headaches, frequent colds, interrupted

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Hiring In-Home Helpers for Your Aging Parent? Do These Four Things

Home care is now needed and you have decided to contact a local in-home agency rather than hire someone yourself. Grocery shopping, cooking, bathing, and laundry has become too much to handle. Hiring a professional caregiver to come into the home means that you are going to be dealing with many people coming and going

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Got Aging Parents? Helping Them May Include Selling Their House

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you don’t live anywhere near your parents? How do you accomplish this important task from long

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Birthday coming up? What do you give aging parents who have everything?

I have a gift idea for your parents that will change their lives – and yours. By now Mom and Dad (and Gramma) probably have everything they ever wanted and needed. And giving them more stuff only adds to the pile of unwanted items. They tell you that they have everything they need in life.

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