Cindy Laverty | Profile - AgingCare.com

Cindy Laverty is a Caregiver Coach and Founder of The Care Company, an online support website for family caregivers. Through programs, coaching and products, Cindy is dedicated to empowering family caregivers.

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Talking to aging parents about future decisions regarding elder care and medical directives is a conversation that families often avoid.

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Giving your mother’s belongings to others in the family after she goes into a nursing home is a kind and loving gesture.

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It is best to approach your husband with facts and information if he isn't being sensitive and understanding of your mother's Alzheimer's disease.

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This is a delicate subject for most seniors, since taking away their keys is synonymous with handing over their independence. However, you cannot allow someone to drive if they display signs of dementia. Get tips on and resources for tackling this issue directly and tactfully.

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Your reaction to visiting your elderly mother in the nursing home is normal and you should be comforted in that knowledge.

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Approaching the subject and talking to an elderly mother or father about incontinence and wearing adult diapers requires sensitivity and discretion.

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Elderly nutrition is very important because without eating elderly can easily get malnourished. As seniors age, eating becomes more of a chore than a pleasure for some elderly people.

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Caregiver question: Dad can't care for mom alone anymore, but refuses to put her in assisted living. Can we intervene when one parent needs assisted living?

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To deal with working while caring for an elderly family member, if an employer does not understand your caregiving situation, talk to them, but have a plan first.

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It can be hard to know what the proper gift is for an aging relative or elderly loved one. Stop agonizing and enjoy the process of giving a gift to an elderly someone you love. What matters is the giving.

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Managing stress while caregiving is a hard thing to do and most family caregivers are afraid to ask for help. Here's a caregiving expert's take on what new caregivers should know when you feel the stress of being a caregiver.

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"If only" is a classic symptom of caregiver burnout. Take this first step to help get a handle on caregiver burnout.

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When caregivers get into a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parent, we don’t really fix anything. Caregivers get frustrated and exhausted, and that’s when caregiver burnout happens.

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Caregiving can quickly take over your life, which inevitably leads to caregiver burnout. Here is one caregiver's personal account of how she entered a role for which she was unprepared, but learned to adapt and become the best caregiver she could be.

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Football season is upon us! In both caregiving and football, the pressure, teamwork and spectators can be intimidating, but these factors can also push you to accomplish something remarkable.

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Caregivers are people who offer the most special gift of all to other human beings in need. A caregiver is God's way of giving us angels here on Earth.

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Life has its ups and downs, but how we handle the latter can really affect our physical and mental health. Instead of bottling up your feelings, try these creative ways to let off steam and wipe your emotional slate clean.

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Losing a spouse often causes negative changes in personality: grumpiness, sorrow, depression and a complete lack of gratitude.

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New caregivers often encounter one crisis after another. Learn how to recognize when your life is in crisis and tips for empowering yourself

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Caregivers can make time for happiness, even if they're looking after a loved one with constant care needs. Here are 7 ways to honor your need for happiness.