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Tips for Uneasy Conversations with Aging Parents

It can be hard to discuss sensitive topics with your aging parents, especially when it involves changing their lifestyle or living environment. Whether the discussion involves relocating, giving up driving, or hiring in-home assistance, knowing how to bring up the conversation is half of the battle. Often times, aging parents

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7 Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Listen

Growing up, our parents always instilled in us that we should listen to everything they tell us, but what happens when the roles are reversed and they refuse to listen to us? Being a family caregiver to your aging parents can be overwhelming and challenging. 77% of adult children believe

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Alan & Donna’s Thanksgiving Gift

You work hard … You prepare well … You plan to spend your golden years in a place you love…. But it doesn’t always turn out exactly as you dreamed. Alan and Donna can tell you what it’s like. They lived and worked in the tumult of Las Vegas, but

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Jamboree of Joy Was a Success!

On September 23, 2019, FSL presented Jamboree of Joy, an event for family caregivers to focus on their emotional health and well-being. Sponsored by AARP Arizona, twenty-two participants were treated to a half-day of attention to help them on their caregiving journey. The event started with a check-in where all

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Incontinence Care Tips

Incontinence can be stressful for older adults and their caregivers. Studies have shown that 50% of Americans have some form of incontinence. The most common types of incontinence are stress and urge. Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is exerted on the bladder; urge incontinence is the sudden urge to urinate

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 21

So the Alzheimer’s walk was a great success! Everyone showed up and it was actually a great opportunity for my family to bond. I must be honest…it was also nice for other family members to see just how much of a toll this disease is taking on my parents, my

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Jay’s Story: Wellness = Independence

“There’s no place like home.” It’s a line that instantly conjures up images of ruby red slippers, a yellow brick road and an emerald city, wrapped in technicolor nostalgia. But here at FSL, it represents something more. If all of the men and women we serve agree on one thing,

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September is Self-Improvement Month

Make this month all about YOU! September is Self-Improvement Month; a time to improve yourself, set new goals, and eliminate the negative things in your life that are holding you back. One of the best investments that you can make in your life is to invest in improving yourself physically,

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 20

I’ve decided to take charge of my life! I’ve always been rather healthy and pretty active but watching helplessly as my parents’ health deteriorates has given me inspiration to…well…just be better. So, in honor of my newfound revelation, I am doing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year. The event

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Nick’s Story: From Homelessness to a Happy Home!

Most of Nick’s life has been anything but easy. Obstacle after obstacle – he felt like giving up numerous times but couldn’t stand to see the hurt in his wife, Betty’s face. He hated more than anything to let her down. As a couple, they had their fair share of

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August is National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month; a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Implement Self-Care Routines Taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and socially is important. Though you should be staying on top of your health all year long, consider implementing more self-care activities throughout this

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 19

Hey guys! I am coming to you live from Room 213, here at Banner hospital. Yes, you heard me right… I am in the hospital! And across from me in the hospital bed is one, Miss Ruby Whitmore You’ll never guess what my dear mother has been up to. First,

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