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5 Suggestions When a Sibling Won’t Help With a Parent’s Care

5 Suggestions When a Sibling Won’t Help With a Parent’s Care

If you are an adult child with an older parent, providing care for them while juggling your own career and family can be a struggle. On top of that juggling act, many adult children often find themselves having disagreements with their siblings over an aging parent’s care. One problem that arises is having one or more siblings who just won’t help.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays without Spoiling the Kids

How to Celebrate the Holidays without Spoiling the Kids

The holidays can be a tough time of year to keep your children from getting spoiled. From expensive toys compliments of the grandparents to Secret Santa at day care, the bounty your child receives can really add up. It makes it hard to keep them grounded and from expecting to receive a gift everywhere they go during the holidays. If you are struggling to teach your child gratitude this season, we’ve pulled together a few tips we think might help.

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Will I Inherit My Father’s Alzheimer’s Disease?

Will I Inherit My Father’s Alzheimer’s Disease?

If your aging parent or senior family member lives with Alzheimer’s, you know firsthand how devastating the disease can be. It’s probably led you to wonder if you are next. Does having a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increase your risk for developing it?

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5 Holiday Decorating Tips for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

5 Holiday Decorating Tips for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Many families enjoy the tradition of decorating together for Christmas or Hanukkah. Decking the halls with lights and sparkle is often the official kick off to the holiday season. However, if a senior loved one who has dementia recently moved in with you, some types of holiday decorations can present safety risks. To help Michigan family caregivers safely deck the halls this year, we are sharing a few tips from our memory care specialists.

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