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A couple having a meeting with various family members using a video conferencing platform

How to Hold Family Meetings to Discuss an Older Loved One’s Care

Family meetings can be a valuable tool. Each person can express their thoughts and concerns at the same time. Everyone will hear the same message and come together to support their parent and each other. This will help to reduce misinformation, and make it easier to develop a plan and next steps.

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By Lauri Scharf | 04/15/2022

An older couple planning together with the help of a counselor

Taking ACTION to Manage Dementia Care

Caring for a loved one with dementia can oftentimes go hand-in-hand with challenging situations that may lead us to feel stress and uncertainty about how to manage our loved one’s care. It can become overwhelming, especially for one person, but there are steps we can take to minimize the burden and make progress. Action planning gives us guidance and support to meet our caregiving needs and manage our loved one’s care by breaking down larger goals into small, manageable steps towards solutions to potential challenges.

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By Branka Primetica | 06/06/2019

Scharf, L. (2022, April 27). Tips for Successful Family Meetings [Guidposts]. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/tips-for-successful-family-meetings

Franz, C. (2022, April 27). Steps to Guard Against Dementia-Related Wandering [Guidposts]. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/steps-to-guard-against-dementia-related-wandering

Age-friendly communities can help older adults live active, vibrant lives with local support

Advocating as a Caregiver for the Creation of Age-Friendly Communities

Creating age-friendly communities can be beneficial to the well-being of not only older adults, but also those who care for them, regardless of age. These communities can provide older adults with the means to age in place with the support of family and friend caregivers. As we care for loved ones, we can also be part of the movement to promote age-friendly communities and advocate for change.

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By Branka Primetica | 03/15/2022