#eldercarechat transcript

Healthcare Social Media Transcript

From: Wed Nov 07 10:00:00 PST 2012
To: Wed Nov 07 11:15:00 PST 2012

What is #eldercarechat? Who were the influencers during this time period? #eldercarechat analytics


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caregiving
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@parentgiving Hi! Glad you could make it today. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Hi Everyone! So glad you could join us today. Our topic today is managing holiday stress. Before we start, a few reminders... #eldercarechat
socialworkerlsw
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So glad to be here for #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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Denise, Do you have room for another Member of your community today?@caregiving #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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Join me for a #eldercarechat TweetChat at: http://t.co/qdkCtxaX #eldercarechat
caregiving
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1. We enjoy a lively and interesting discussion which respects the opinions and ideas of everyone. #eldercarechat
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RT @JordanEM: Getting ready to step into a chat for the next hr. Come join us #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@SocialWorkerLSW Glad to see you, Michelle! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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2. We share links to resources and articles during the last five minutes of our chat. Please hold your links until then. #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @caregiving: 1. We enjoy a lively and interesting discussion which respects the opinions and ideas of everyone. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@PracticalWisdom We're always happy to welcome new members & participants. Jump in! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@PracticalWisdom Always have room for you!! Glad you can be with us today. #eldercarechat
jordanem
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@PracticalWisdom We welcome all. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @caregiving: 1. We enjoy a lively and interesting discussion which respects the opinions and ideas of everyone. <- Rule #1 #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Le's start! Our first question follows... #eldercarechat
dinaramon
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@caregiving I am glad to be joining my first #eldercarechat!
caregiving
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Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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MT @caregiving: We share links 2 resources/articles during the last 5 minutes of the chat. Pls hold your links until then. #eldercarechat
natricer
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hi:)RT @DinaRamon: @caregiving I am glad to be joining my first #eldercarechat! #eldercarechat
laposadagvaz
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @caregiving: Les start! Our first question follows... #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@DinaRamon Hi Dina! So glad you're here today! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@DinaRamon Great! So glad you're jumping right in. :) #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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Thanks~G8 Community U~Gathered RT @caregiving: @PracticalWisdom Always have room for you!! Glad you can be with us today. #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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@caregiving :) :) :) #ElderCareChat
sallyabrahms
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keeping the atmosphere calm at an often ultra exciting time #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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WOOHOO - grandkids down for nap, therapist gone for afternoon, let the #ElderCareChat begin :) :) :)
parentgiving
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A1 It's a challenge when parents are becoming too frail to shop or decorate, but love their traditions #eldercarechat
dinaramon
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#eldercarechat who travel where if anywhere? esp if your parents are divorced and live far apart!
natricer
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A1 challenges w/inclusion of caree, dealing w/extra people, festivities, #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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A1: Fitting in errands, having friends/neighbors in place to help at the house while you shop, being well enough to enjoy it #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@SandwichINK Woohooo! Is it nap time? #eldercarechat
gracefulaging
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A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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RT @GracefulAging: A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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@caregiving For them - peace & quiet for moi :) #ElderCareChat
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @sallyabrahms: A1. keeping the atmosphere calm at an often ultra exciting time #eldercarechat
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And extra folks, schedule changes, RT @sallyabrahms: keeping the atmosphere calm at an often ultra exciting time #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @GracefulAging: A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
natricer
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@sandwichINK @PracticalWisdom @caregiving hi all, made it;) #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@SandwichINK Awesome! Sounds like you can fully enjoy the discussion today! #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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RT @parentgiving: A1 Its a challenge when parents are becoming too frail to shop or decorate, but love their traditions #eldercarechat
jordanem
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RT @GracefulAging: A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @GracefulAging: A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
annuityearl
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving Definitely a financial component to holiday stress! Glad to be here. #ElderCareChat
mymamaskeeper
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Feels good to be back. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@DinaRamon Definitely a challenge/a stressor! #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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RT @GracefulAging: A1 Give up the ghost of holidays past. Recreating everything perfectly is self inflicted madness. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @BayadaHHC: A1: Fitting in errands, having friends/neighbors in place to help while you shop, being well enough to enjoy #eldercarechat
parentgiving
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A1 Travel is a great point, another preparedness issue @dinaramon #eldercarechat
laposadagvaz
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A1: The children are coming to visit. What do I say about grandpa and his inability to care for house! #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @JordanEM:And extra folks, schedule changes, RT @sallyabrahms: keeping the atmosphere calm at an often ultra exciting time #eldercarechat
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A1: Trying to keep everything normal during the holiday season. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Wow -- so many great answers! Keep them coming... #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@MyMamasKeeper So good to see you! Glad you could make it today. #eldercarechat
sallyabrahms
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@DinaRamon Divorced parents is double stress. Add to that divorced in-laws and you're a goner! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @EncompassSenior: A1: Trying to keep everything normal during the holiday season. #eldercarechat
powerscooters
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It's been a few weeks but finally back for #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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T1: Caregivers so many times focus on Needs of others~No Energy/No $/No Energy for themselves. Worst Holidays unrealistic Exp #eldercarechat
caregiving
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A1. It may feel like the last holiday with a caree--so there's pressure to make it perfect, memorable. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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Trying 2 Find New Normal RT @caregiving: RT @EncompassSenior: A1: Trying to keep everything normal during the holiday season. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@powerscooters Glad to see you. We just started. #eldercarechat
parentgiving
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@laposadagvaz Having friends, families, neighbors, or a service like Visiting Angels help out to "tidy up"? #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @sallyabrahms: @DinaRamon Divorced parents is double stress. Add to that divorced in-laws and youre a goner! #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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@Seniors4Living @Caregiving First holiday stress! Tweetdeck slow - is it http://t.co/14wJUMXQ you use? #ElderCareChat
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@caregiving A1: The stress of having company, or possibly traveling to visit family - fun, but it disrupts the routine #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @caregiving: A1. It may feel like the last holiday with a caree--so theres pressure to make it perfect, memorable. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @LaPosadaGVAZ: A1: The children are coming to visit. What do I say about grandpa and his inability to care for house! #eldercarechat
annuityearl
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@caregiving A1 Trying to maintain one's own gift/card/treat lists in addition to managing a parent's; additional spending. #ElderCareChat
sallyabrahms
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Trying to keep to a schedule, which is more difficult during holidays but creates stability for career #eldercarechat
elinsilveous
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Hi everyone. A bit late for #EldercareChat. What's Q1?
seniors4living
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@sallyabrahms So true. Thanks for joining us today, by the way! #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @caregiving:RT @sallyabrahms:@DinaRamon Divorced parents is double stress. Add to that divorced in-laws and youre a goner! #eldercarechat
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RT So true @caregiving: A1. It may feel like the last holiday with a caree--so theres pressure to make it perfect, memorable. #eldercarechat
mymamaskeeper
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A1 Dietary restrictions. I can control what Nana eats, but I can't control what other people serve. #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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T1: Caree may feel unrealistic Expectations too. Trying to comfort them, Family and yourself. #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @ElinSilveous: Hi everyone. A bit late for #EldercareChat. What's Q1?
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RT @MyMamasKeeper: A1 Dietary restrictions. I can control what Nana eats, but I cant control what other people serve. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @SandwichINK: RT @caregiving: Q1. What additional stress does the holiday season create for a family caregiver? #eldercarechat
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RT @PracticalWisdom: T1: Caree may feel unrealistic Expectations too. Trying to comfort them, Family and yourself. #eldercarechat
natricer
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hi Lisa:)RT @PracticalWisdom: T1: Caree may feel unrealistic Expectations too. Trying to comfort them, Family and yourself. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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For our Sandwich Generation family-it's family far flung, extra travel, missing loved ones, extra chores with normal overload #ElderCareChat
elinsilveous
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Does anyone know, did Death With Dignity Act pass in Massachusetts? TY. #EldercareChat
tnrespite
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A1: Finding time to take care of self is always hard, but is especially hard during the holidays. #eldercarechat #Respite
seniors4living
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@MyMamasKeeper Excellent point. Such a difficult thing, especially when people may be so easily offended. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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RT @TNRespite: A1: Finding time to take care of self is always hard, but is especially hard during the holidays. #eldercarechat #Respite
parentgiving
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@MyMamasKeeper If you have a guest list, maybe a friendly note can be sent out about dietary restrictions and labeling dishes #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @sallyabrahms: Trying to keep to a schedule, which is more difficult during holidays but creates stability for career #eldercarechat
laposadagvaz
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@parentgiving We do this presently on campus and in Green Valley! It is a great service. Thanks for sharing! #eldercarechat
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Good point! RT @MyMamasKeeper: Dietary restrictions. I can control what Nana eats, but I cant control what other people serve #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@powerscooters Glad you're back! We're talking about additional stresses for caregivers -- created by the holiday season. #eldercarechat
parentgiving
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@SandwichINK Missing loved ones and the memories holidays bring on is an excellent point. #eldercarechat
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RT @MyMamasKeeper: A1 Dietary restrictions. I can control what Nana eats, but I cant control what other people serve. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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@ElinSilveous :) #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@CareSimply Great point. Anything that disrupts the routine is a stressor, even if it's a fun disruption. #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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RT @PracticalWisdom: T1: Caree may feel unrealistic Expectations too. Trying to comfort them, Family and yourself. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat In addn; 1 parent just lost spouse, MIL coming up on 1 yr anniv of losing hers; and other parent lives alone w/few neighbors
parentgiving
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@LaPosadaGVAZ That's fantastic! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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A1. The holiday can bring up reminders of what life was like before caregiving, bringing grief over the losses, changes. #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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H Nat, so many Friends/Valuable Tweet Chat(ers) Great Tribute to caregiving RT @NatriceR Hi Lisa #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ElinSilveous Hi Elin! What additional stress does the holiday season create for caregivers? #eldercarechat
powerscooters
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RT @Seniors4Living: @CareSimply Great point. Anything that disrupts the routine is a stressor, even if its a fun disruption. #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @Seniors4Living: @CareSimply Great point. Anything that disrupts the routine is a stressor, even if its a fun disruption. #eldercarechat
mymamaskeeper
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RT @parentgiving: If u have a guest list, maybe a friendly note can be sent out about dietary restrictions & labeling dishes #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@AnnuityEarl Great point -- double the financial stress! #eldercarechat
annuityearl
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@caregiving A1 I agree re: maintaining traditions. Caregivers often feel they must carry torch 4 next gen; live up to memory #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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Then folks start feeling bad for being sad. @parentgiving: @SandwichINK #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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RT @Seniors4Living: @CareSimply Great point. Anything that disrupts the routine is a stressor, even if its a fun disruption. #eldercarechat
natricer
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TY!!RT @PracticalWisdom: H Nat, so many Friends/Valuable Tweet Chat(ers) Great Tribute to caregiving RT @NatriceR Hi Lisa #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@SandwichINK I hear you. I just had to reset my modem a few minutes ago. I use http://t.co/Tl0l7NbT. #eldercarechat
annuityearl
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@Seniors4Living Absolutely! #ElderCareChat
elinsilveous
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@LaPosadaGVAZ @jordanem @SandwichINK @Seniors4Living @NatriceR Hi folks. :) #EldercareChat
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A1 Also, non-family caregivers who spend much time with their patients may feel left out when the celebration begins.... #eldercarechat
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RT @sallyabrahms: Trying to keep to schedule, more difficult during holidays but creates stability for caree and carer #eldercarechat
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RT @JordanEM: Then folks start feeling bad for being sad. @parentgiving: @SandwichINK #eldercarechat
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@parentgiving @MyMamasKeeper Great idea! I'll definitely be using that one :) #eldercarechat
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A1: Some folks have very specific traditions/ Special Food/Preparation/Religious/Culture expectations. #eldercarechat
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@DinaRamon So many emotions to manage. It's overwhelming. #eldercarechat
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RT @AnnuityEarl: A1 Trying 2 maintain one's own gift/card/treat lists in addition 2 managing a parent's; additional spending. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
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@JordanEM True. A cheery atmosphere need be genuine, a part of planning that is time and energy consuming... #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat whole holiday time is emotional overload; hard to be strong yourself
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RT @NatriceR: RT @caregiving: May feel like the last holiday with a caree--so theres pressure to make it perfect, memorable. #eldercarechat
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A2 offer help in the form of caregiving, offering meal contributions, extra trips to store for needs, anything will help:) #eldercarechat
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Q2: ASK FOR HELP #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
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RT @DinaRamon: #eldercarechat whole holiday time is emotional overload; hard to be strong yourself #eldercarechat
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@caregiving @dinaramon Great point. There are so many emotions & tensions running high, esp. when families get together. #eldercarechat
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@DinaRamon Yes, especially when you feel the stress to be strong for everyone. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Makes me feel better - and YAY, it's working at the moment :) #ElderCareChat
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A2 - Ask for assist; set limits for self & caree; allow for quiet in the schedule #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
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A2: Do NOT be embarrassed about needing help. #eldercarechat
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A1 With every1 together, it could esp bring painful memories of who's 'missing' due to deaths. #eldercarechat
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Q2: Offer to help with a couple tasks to ease the stress. #eldercarechat
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RT @DinaRamon: #eldercarechat In addn; 1 parent just lost spouse, MIL coming up on 1 yr anniv of losing hers; and other parent lives alo ...
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@BayadaHHC Perfect advice! #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A2: Make sure to still find time to enjoy the holidays yourself - important not to let the stress take over! #eldercarechat
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Take the time to take care of yourself! Attend an event like this one: http://t.co/sNbp6AWw #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: Q2: ASK FOR HELP <-- Can't say it enough! #eldercarechat
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Q2: Let go of the "Martha Steward" or other unrealistic expectations. Simple can be Best~Get Rest/Enjoy time together. #eldercarechat
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Q2. Embrace simple during the holidays. Simple traditions, celebrations, meals. #eldercarechat
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RT @JordanEM: A2 - Ask for assist; set limits for self & caree; allow for quiet in the schedule #eldercarechat
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Amen RT @BayadaHHC: A2: Do NOT be embarrassed about needing help. #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A2: Do NOT be embarrassed about needing help. #eldercarechat
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@JordanEM I love the piece about allowing for quiet in the schedule. Important for caregiver & caree! #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A2: Do NOT be embarrassed about needing help. #eldercarechat
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@SandwichINK YAY! :) #eldercarechat
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A2: The take 2 mins to self, even if in the bathroom breathing, is a nice short respite, quiet the mind #eldercarechat
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So true! RT @caregiving: RT @sallyabrahms: Divorced parents is double stress. Add to that divorced in-laws & youre a goner! #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
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RT @DinaRamon: #eldercarechat 1 parent just lost spouse, MIL @ 1 yr anniv of losing hers & other parent lives alone w/few neighbors-HARD!
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@PracticalWisdom Love that! Let go of unrealistic expectations and just enjoy the time together. REST. YES! #eldercarechat
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RT @parentgiving: A2: The take 2 mins to self, even if in the bathroom breathing, is a nice short respite, quiet the mind. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat We suggest taking advantage of additional family/friends in town for holidays for REAL respite.
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A2: But aside from breathers, keeping things in perspective and remembering that you're doing that is important. #eldercarechat
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A2: Ask if other family members could take over some of the caregiving tasks or holiday errands #eldercarechat
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Q2. Get more help than you think you need. You can never have enough. #eldercarechat
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Q2: Begin to think: Will this or that matter in a year or 5 years? Help bring healthy expectations. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A2 It's not a sign of weakness to accept help. Also, allow yourself to cut back on spending & tweak traditions. #ElderCareChat
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RT @familyeldercare: We suggest taking advantage of additional family/friends in town for holidays for REAL respite. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: @PracticalWisdom Love that! Let go of unrealistic expectations, just enjoy the time together. REST. YES! #eldercarechat
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RT @CareSimply: A2: Ask if other family members could take over some of the caregiving tasks or holiday errands #eldercarechat
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RT @CareSimply: A2: Ask if other family members could take over some of the caregiving tasks or holiday errands #eldercarechat
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RT @parentgiving: A2: The take 2 mins to self, even if in the bathroom breathing, is a nice short respite, quiet the mind #eldercarechat
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RT @AnnuityEarl: A2 Its not a sign of weakness to accept help. Also allow yourself to cut back on spending & tweak traditions #eldercarechat
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RT @CareSimply: A2: Ask if other family members could take over some of the caregiving tasks or holiday errands. <-- GREAT! #eldercarechat
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RT @PracticalWisdom: Q2: Begin to think: Will this or that matter in a year or 5 years? Help bring healthy expectations. #eldercarechat
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@CareSimply Divvying up errands is an excellent idea, and can be made fun, like a "family mission" for holiday enjoyment! #eldercarechat
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Jumping into today's #eldercarechat real quick. It's been too long!
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@familyeldercare Great advice! We definitely need to take advantage of the opportunity to delegate! #eldercarechat
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MT @NatriceR: RT @parentgiving: A2: take 2 mins to self, even if bathroom breathing, is a nice short respite, quiet the mind #eldercarechat
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Loving all this suggestions/answers to Q2 #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. What suggestions can you offer to help a family caregiver manage these stresses? #eldercarechat
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@CareSimply Absolutely! Sometimes people want to help but don't know what needs doing/have trouble broaching topic. #ElderCareChat
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#eldercarechat imp not to feel u have to do everything for everyone; but a manageable plan good idea re travel, gifts, meals, etc
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Try to take care of yourself so you can then do a better job with your caree and everyone else #eldercarechat
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Don't shortchange the experience by putting all focus on THE event. Prep and clean-up are part of a holiday's richness. A2 #eldercarechat
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@SandwichINK @dinaramon SO hard. The holidays are not a happy time for everyone. #eldercarechat
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@LotsaHelping Great to see you back! #eldercarechat
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@CareSimply The squeaky wheel! :-) #ElderCareChat
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@caregiving #eldercarechat Hello everyone! Keep things simple works! Let others help good too!
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A2: Break from normal holiday events and do something you new and different! #eldercarechat
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yes, they are great:)RT @JordanEM: Loving all this suggestions/answers to Q2 #eldercarechat
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Absolutely! RT @caregiving: Q2. Get more help than you think you need. You can never have enough. #eldercarechat
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A2: Places 2 go 4 help: Neighbors, Extended Family, Close Friends, Church Group, Community Org, Home Care Agency, Primary Doc #eldercarechat
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Agree 100% Remarkable Folks & Chat RT @JordanEM: Loving all this suggestions/answers to Q2 #eldercarechat
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RT @sallyabrahms: Try to take care of yourself so you can then do a better job with your caree and everyone else #eldercarechat
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@JordanEM Me too! This is why it's so hard to put together a "highlights" section in the recap post. Too much good stuff! ;) #eldercarechat
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A2. Minimize what you dread by delegating, ditching it or tweaking. You'll make more room for what you love. #eldercarechat
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Re Q1- lost who said, but YES, divorce among family members is a big challenge & stressor in dealing with all the visits #ElderCareChat
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Hello:)RT @CaregivingCafe: @caregiving #eldercarechat Hello everyone! Keep things simple works! Let others help good too! #eldercarechat
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RT @LaPosadaGVAZ: A2: Break from normal holiday events and do something you new and different! #eldercarechat
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:) RT @caresimply: A2: Ask if other family members could take over some of the caregiving tasks or holiday errands #eldercarechat
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Great suggestions on how to help family #caregivers during the holidays coming from #eldercarechat right now: Offer to help, think simple.
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RT @caregiving: A2. Minimize what you dread by delegating, ditching it or tweaking. Youll make more room for what you love. #eldercarechat
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A2: Build your home care network now, find people in your sit. use their exp. as a resource. Talk about everything. #eldercarechat
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Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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Prac. Wisdom RT @caregiving: RT @LaPosadaGVAZ: A2: Break from normal holiday events and do something you new and different! #eldercarechat
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@GracefulAging #eldercarechat It's good to have others involved, let them feel part of the group
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@AnnuityEarl Communication is key! Especially when it's made with a good face on, preferably genuine. Nudging can be nice! :) #eldercarechat
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MT @GracefulAging: Don't shortchange experience by putting all focus on THE event. Prep/clean-up = part of holiday richness. #eldercarechat
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Think about what the areas of stress may be and how to mitigate them before the holidays #eldercarechat
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Q2-Lots of deep breaths, pray LOTS, enjoy the little moments like carols with grandkids, decorations with senior parents + #ElderCareChat
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MT @JordanEM: RT @caregiving: A2. Minimize what you dread=delegating, ditching it or tweaking. make more room 4 what U love. #eldercarechat
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@parentgiving We couldn't agree more! #ElderCareChat
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RT @caregiving: A2. Minimize what you dread by delegating, ditching it or tweaking. You'll make more room for what you love. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC A2 Places 2 go 4 help: Neighbors, Extended Family, Close Friends, Church Group, Community Org, Home Care Agency #eldercarechat
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RT @sallyabrahms: Try to take care of yourself so you can then do a better job with your caree and everyone else #eldercarechat
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@CaregivingCafe Agreed! #eldercarechat
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MT @BayadaHHC: Places 2 go 4 help: Neighbors, Extended Family, Friends, Church Group, Community Org, Home Care Agency, Doc #eldercarechat
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@GracefulAging I love, love, love this answer! Such a great point. #eldercarechat
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RT@LaPosadaGVAZ:RT@caregiving:Q3.What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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A3 - Ppl may feel they are a burden, take too much time or feel rushed; Lots of items for tripping/safety concerns #eldercarechat
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Other ways to deal: MT @caregiving: Minimize what you dread by delegating, ditching or tweaking. Make room for what you love. #eldercarechat
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@PracticalWisdom Glad you're enjoying the group/discussion. It's an awesome group, isn't it? #eldercarechat
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Q3: Definitely the inability to participate like they once could. #eldercarechat
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A3. Accessibility can be tough, especially when visiting family members who don't have a home that's accessible. #eldercarechat
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A3 Adjusting to unfamiliar "turf" can always be an issue if the visiting place isn't easily accessible #eldercarechat
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Q3: Additional Stress My experience too many locations Ex. Church/Place of worship/ not accessible or make it Hard. #eldercarechat
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Agree with cooking / cleaning part of family time--don't try to do it all beforehand yourself. #eldercarechat
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Hi everyone! Sorry to be a bit late but glad to be here. #eldercarechat
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RT @sallyabrahms: Think about what the areas of stress may be and how to mitigate them before the holidays <-- Be proactive! #eldercarechat
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A3: And, sadly, feeling left out or patronized is a concern. #eldercarechat
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A3: Potential inability to communicate needs and wishes, concern that they are a burden during an otherwise happy time #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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@caregiving True! Another great consideration if traveling. #eldercarechat
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Considerate hosts create a quiet area, offer a resting spot, offer safe common food early... A3 #eldercarechat
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Say no to Hero MT @SrCareCorner: Agree w/ cooking / cleaning part of family time--dont try to do it all beforehand yourself. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with physical disabilities? #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A3: inability to communicate needs and wishes, concern that they are a burden during an otherwise happy time #eldercarechat
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A3 stress, confusion, noise, not knowing faces names perhaps all r difficult for the individual with sp needs, disabilities #eldercarechat
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RT @parentgiving: A3: And, sadly, feeling left out or patronized is a concern. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: A3. Accessibility can be tough, esp. when visiting family members who don't have a home that's accessible. #eldercarechat
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Welcome RT @eCaring: Hi everyone! Sorry to be a bit late but glad to be here. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Q3 outings should be kept to minimum; focus on at-home activities that are memorable and engaging; dont just sit around
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RT @GracefulAging: Considerate hosts create a quiet area, offer a resting spot, offer safe common food early... A3 #eldercarechat
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Q1-2 Holiday challenge w/multigenerational home-different traditions/ways do things. Relax & flex and use different methods #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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RT @JordanEM: A3 Ppl may feel they are a burden, take too much time or feel rushed; Lots of items 4 tripping/safety concerns #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: A3 stress, confusion, noise, not knowing faces names perhaps all r difficult for the individual w/ disabilities #eldercarechat
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A3: Concern that their help (family, friend, CNA/HHA) may not be available for regular schedule - struggle w/ routine change #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @GracefulAging: Considerate hosts create a quiet area, offer a resting spot, offer safe common food early... <--YES! #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: A3 stress, confusion, noise, not knowing faces names perhaps all r difficult for the individual #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving #eldercarechat If in pain, must take care not to let others touch/hug/shake hands >cause pain.Always on guard
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MT @NatriceR: A3 stress/confusion/noise, not knowing faces/names all r difficult 4 individual with sp needs, disabilities #eldercarechat
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Q4. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with disabilities manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living @GracefulAging Same here. It's so true. All the bonding that happens during cooking & decorating, esp. w/kids #ElderCareChat
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A3: Many more interruptions in their daily routines-people/children, lack of sleep, and overcome isolation issues! #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@PracticalWisdom I love it -- say no to the hero/martyr mentality. Get others involved! #eldercarechat
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Interested in #caregiving & taking care of an #elderly loved one? Check out #EldercareChat going on NOW. Fabulous group of helping people.
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@BayadaHHC great point! #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: RT @PracticalWisdom: Will this or that matter in a year or 5 years? Help bring healthy expectations. #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A3: Concern that their help (family, friend, CNA/HHA) may not be available for regular schedule #eldercarechat
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RT @LaPosadaGVAZ: More interruptions in their daily routines-people/children, lack of sleep, and overcome isolation issues! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @BayadaHHC: A3: Concern that help (family, friend, CNA/HHA) may not be available for reg sched - struggle w/routine change #eldercarechat
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@BayadaHHC Yes! It's beautiful when natural that they're appreciated for all the love and holidays they've made special #eldercarechat
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RT @SandwichINK: Challenge w/multigenerational home-different traditions/ways do things. Relax, flex & use different methods #eldercarechat
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@SandwichINK Gr8 point. Also find what is on TV can be issue. Difficult to pull ppl into conversation if worried abt game.. #eldercarechat
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Consider how far guests have to walk to eat or use the bathroom. Will the path be clear? Will they need help? A3 #eldercarechat
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RT @ElinSilveous: Interested in #caregiving & taking care of an #elderly loved one? Check out #EldercareChat going on NOW. Fabulous ...
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@SandwichINK Great point and advice, Kaye. Relax & flex -- yes! #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Q3: Focus is often on kids/kid energy which can be loud & draining. Hard to rest; feel selfish for leaving early, etc.
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RT @caregiving: Q4. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with disabilities manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
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A4. Ask questions about events and get-togethers so you can be prepared to manage any possible problems. #eldercarechat
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RT @ElinSilveous: Interested in #caregiving & taking care of an #elderly loved one? Check out #EldercareChat going on NOW. Fabulous ...
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RT @CaregivingCafe: If in pain, must take care not to let others touch/hug/shake hands >cause pain. Always on guard. <-Yes! #eldercarechat
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@AnnuityEarl Those can be some of the best times! Washing dishes & chatting, food fights... ;) #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q4. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with disabilities manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
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@GracefulAging Very good point. #eldercarechat
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Q3: Perhaps Hard to accept stares=General Public or Family how have not seen the New challenge in their loved one. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A3: Especially stressful is travelling is part of the holiday plans #eldercarechat
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A4: Find ways to involve them that accommodate their limitations-that help them feel important & that they're contributing. #eldercarechat
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RT @GracefulAging: Consider how far guests have to walk to eat or use the bathroom. Will path be clear? Will they need help? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: A4. Ask questions about events and get-togethers so you can be prepared to manage any possible problems. #eldercarechat
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Conflict points! RT @sallyabrahms: Think about what the areas of stress may be and how to mitigate them before the holidays #eldercarechat
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a4 try and schedule routines as usual, make sure caree rests as usual, and gets alone time #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living ...Cleaning up after the food fights... :-P #eldercarechat
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Early preparation is key MT @caregiving: A4. Ask questions, be prepared to manage any possible problems. #eldercarechat
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A4 - If possible have tasks for the young & a place for them to safely run off energy. #eldercarechat
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A4 prepare to be around a lot of ppl at once but take as many mini breaks to yourself as possible #eldercarechat
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@ElinSilveous Thanks for the shout-out and for being one of the fabulous helping persons that comprise our group! #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: a4 try and schedule routines as usual, make sure caree rests as usual, and gets alone time #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: a4 try and schedule routines as usual, make sure caree rests as usual, and gets alone time #eldercarechat
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RT @rightathomeUS courtesy introduction of the “National Elder Law Foundation,” http://t.co/VGmEQ6UB. #elderlaw #homecare #eldercarechat
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Lol RT @AnnuityEarl: @Seniors4Living ...Cleaning up after the food fights... :-P #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@familyeldercare Good point. Make sure that everyone is having fun/feels comfortable, not just the kids. #eldercarechat
bayadahhc
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A4: Chose the joyful path, accept any limitations and embrace the season. #eldercarechat
laposadagvaz
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Don't travel over holidays! RT @caresimply: @caregiving A3: Especially stressful is travelling is part of the holiday plans #eldercarechat
practicalwisdom
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A4: Say it out Loud and in your Head Often: http://t.co/z25CoXW9 #eldercarechat
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RT @ElinSilveous: Interested in #caregiving & taking care of an #elderly loved one? Check out #EldercareChat going on NOW. Fabulous ...
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RT @JordanEM: A4 - If possible have tasks for the young & a place for them to safely run off energy. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A4. Schedule "quiet" time in before events to help person prepare and feel calm #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: RT @NatriceR: a4 try and schedule routines as usual, make sure caree rests as usual, and gets alone time #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A4: Chose the joyful path, accept any limitations and embrace the season. #eldercarechat
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Ask them what they want and what's most important to them. Start there. Let go of anything you can. #eldercarechat
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@JordanEM @AnnuityEarl Exactly! Haha! #eldercarechat
natricer
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Perfect! RT @BayadaHHC: A4: Chose the joyful path, accept any limitations and embrace the season. #eldercarechat
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@SocialWorkerLSW Yes! And involve them in the process as well People w/disabilities know best what makes life easier for them #eldercarechat
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RT @powerscooters: A4 prepare to be around a lot of ppl at once but take as many mini breaks to yourself as possible #eldercarechat
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The sights, sounds, and smells of holiday seasons easily overstimulate persons with disabilities. Create a calm area. A4 #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q4. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with disabilities manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
natricer
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RT @SocialWorkerLSW: Ask them what they want and whats most important to them. Start there. Let go of anything you can. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A4 And loved ones of those w/disability should encourage them to speak up if they need help/extra accommodations. #ElderCareChat
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Music! RT @NatriceR: RT @JordanEM: A4 - If possible have tasks for the young & a place for them to safely run off energy. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @SocialWorkerLSW: Ask them what they want and whats most important to them. Start there. Let go of anything you can. #eldercarechat
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Q4: Preparation is key and just focus on enjoying yourself. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Thank you for the kind words. Bad head cold making it hard to fully participate today, #EldercareChat
ecaring
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A4. Look into hiring respite care to help assist w/ personal care & companionship so you can also entertain #eldercarechat
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@LaPosadaGVAZ @caregiving Very good advice! Traditions may need to change to make sure everyone is comfortable #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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MT @SocialWorkerLSW: A4: Find ways 2 involve them that accommodate their limitations/help them feel they're contributing. #eldercarechat
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Q1-2 Simple ex, I like Christmas bags, senior mom likes wrapping paper-so she is in chg of little gifts, I oversee #ElderCareChat
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MT @Seniors4Living: RT @caregiving: Q4. What suggestions can u offer 2 help an individual w/ disabilities manage holidays? #eldercarechat
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RT @GracefulAging: Sights, sounds, smells of holiday seasons overstimulate persons with disabilities. Create a calm area #eldercarechat
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A4 - Gr8 time to pull out old photos, get them labeled, make recordings for future memories. Can be gr8 teen task w/ video #eldercarechat
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RT @CareSimply: @LaPosadaGVAZ @caregiving Great advice! Traditions may need to change to make sure everyone is comfortable #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@SocialWorkerLSW Great answer, Michelle. Keep them in mind and keep them engaged! #eldercarechat
gracefulaging
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Keep holiday events short. A4 #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A4. Be willing to compromise. May have to split up big family dinner into smaller visits w/ just a few people #eldercarechat
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RT @EncompassSenior: Q4: Preparation is key and just focus on enjoying yourself. #eldercarechat
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@ElinSilveous You're welcome! I'm sorry to hear about the head cold. They can be so dreadful. No worries; it's fast today! #eldercarechat
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A4: Planning ahead to accommodate is key. Ramps, salt for icy paths, rails on stairways, grab bars; and before last minute ;) #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A4. Look into hiring respite care to help assist w/ personal care & companionship so you can also entertain #eldercarechat
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RT @JordanEM: A4 - Gr8 time to pull out old photos, label them, make recordings 4 future memories. Gr8 teen task w/ video #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @BayadaHHC: A4: Chose the joyful path, accept any limitations and embrace the season. <-- LOVE THIS! #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A4. Be willing to compromise. May have to split up big family dinner into smaller visits w/ just a few people #eldercarechat
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RT @GracefulAging: Keep holiday events short. A4 #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A4. Look into hiring respite care to help assist w/ personal care & companionship so you can also entertain #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q5. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with cognitive impairments? #eldercarechat
sandwichink
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RT @EncompassSenior: Q4: Preparation is key and just focus on enjoying yourself. #eldercarechat
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we r being bombarded w/awesome ideas/insight in prep of the holidays;) Ho Ho Ho! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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Great tips!MT @parentgiving: A4: Plann ahead to accommodate. Ramps, salt for icy paths, rails on stairways, grab bars #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@AnnuityEarl @familyeldercare Good point re: creating a mood of warmth/lessening embarrassment. #eldercarechat
caregivingcafe
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RT @GracefulAging: Keep holiday events short. A4 #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: RT @BayadaHHC: A4: Chose the joyful path, accept any limitations and embrace the season. <-- LOVE THIS! #eldercarechat
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A4: Ask for Coaching from Friends or Organizations who have practical wisdom. Sometimes little Tips=Help Big time #eldercarechat
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@SocialWorkerLSW Peson-centered care! :) #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: RT @SocialWorkerLSW: Ask what they want & what most important to them. Start there. Let go of all you can. #eldercarechat
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RT @SocialWorkerLSW: Ask them what they want and what's most important to them. Start there. Let go of anything you can. #eldercarechat
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A4: Goodness gravitates, so create it for yourself and it will come to you #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: we r being bombarded w/awesome ideas/insight in prep of the holidays;) Ho Ho Ho! #eldercarechat
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RT @parentgiving: Plan ahead to accommodate. Ramps, salt for icy paths, rails on stairways, grab bars; and before last minute #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Q4 - clear communication with holiday event hosts/planners on your needs so they can help accommodate & manage expectations
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I think the answer is very individual based on what the person needs, wants and what his/her temperament is. #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: we r being bombarded w/awesome ideas/insight in prep of the holidays ;) Ho Ho Ho! #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: @AnnuityEarl @familyeldercare Good point re: creating a mood of warmth/lessening embarrassment. #eldercarechat
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@NatriceR That's a good way to put it, Natrice! A wealth of ideas here. Such a gift! #eldercarechat
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RT @GracefulAging: Sights, sounds, smells holiday seasons easily overstimulate persons w/ disabilities. Create calm area. A4 #eldercarechat
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A5 Seeing a lot of familiar family at once but not being able to rmbr names can be very stressful #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC: A4: Goodness gravitates, so create it for yourself and it will come to you #eldercarechat
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Consider don't travelling over the holidays! Could be safer and enjoyable. Consider going by car! #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q5. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with cognitive impairments? #eldercarechat
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YES! RT @JordanEM: RT @NatriceR: we r being bombarded w/awesome ideas/insight in prep of the holidays;) Ho Ho Ho! #eldercarechat
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RT @powerscooters: A5 Seeing a lot of familiar family at once but not being able to rmbr names can be very stressful #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q5. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with cognitive impairments? #eldercarechat
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Q5: Many voices at once, kids running around. Creating a "controlled" environment before the festivities helps. #eldercarechat
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RT @ElinSilveous: Interested in #caregiving & taking care of an #elderly loved one? Check out #EldercareChat going on NOW. Fabulous ...
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A6. The noise can be really overwhelming. #eldercarechat
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A5: Sensory overload can be so very disorienting and upsetting for a person w/cognitive impairments, + the change in routine. #eldercarechat
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RT @powerscooters: A5 Seeing a lot of familiar family at once but not being able to rmbr names can be very stressful #eldercarechat
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A5 - Overstimulation #eldercarechat
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The year my aunt was struggling with stage 4 cancer we set a bed for her upstairs. She participated as she could then rested. #eldercarechat
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@powerscooters Its stressful enough for me...to try and remember names;) #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving Feeling disoriented if they are in a new environment or if there are new people around! #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living @CaregivingCafe YES - I now always tell grandkids, go hug great grandma GENTLY - have to watch myself too! #ElderCareChat
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A6: too much activity & breaks in routine, keep it simple, keep it joyful. Introduce idea of holiday early & stick 2 plan #eldercarechat
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A4 Sometimes those w/Cog. challenges might be better served by staying where they are. Can be Hard 4 Families to accept #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q5. What additional stress does the holiday create for an individual with cognitive impairments? #eldercarechat
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@caregiving @powerscooters Very true. Calm, acceptance, and embracing the joyous aspects have been my favorite suggestions.:) #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q4. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with disabilities manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: @NatriceR That's a good way to put it, Natrice! A wealth of ideas here. Such a gift! #eldercarechat
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MT @familyeldercare: 4: clear communication w/ event hosts/planners so they can help accommodate & manage expectations #eldercarechat
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@NatriceR @powerscooters Have everyone wear nametags. Make a game of it to help overcome uncomfortableness of memory loss #eldercarechat
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MT @familyeldercare: 4: clear communication w/ event hosts/planners so they can help accommodate & manage expectations #eldercarechat
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RT @BayadaHHC A6: too much activity & breaks in routine, keep it simple, keep it joyful. Introduce ideas early & stick 2 plan #eldercarechat
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LIke Chuck E Cheese. Big Malls during the holidays gives me this feeling RT @JordanEM: A5 - Overstimulation #eldercarechat
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Q6. What suggestions can you offer to help an individual with cognitive impairments manage the holidays? #eldercarechat
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@CareSimply Absolutely! #eldercarechat
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RT @parentgiving: @caregiving @powerscooters Very true. Calm, acceptance, and embracing the joyous aspects <-wonderful advice #eldercarechat
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a5 overstimulation can be overwhelming for a period of time, people, music, chatter, overload that lasts more than day or 2 #eldercarechat
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RT @DinaRamon: #eldercarechat Q3 outings should be kept to minimum; focus on memorable and engaging at-home activities; dont just sit around
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RT @CareSimply: A5 Feeling disoriented if they are in a new environment or if there are new people around! #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: RT @parentgiving: A3: And, sadly, feeling left out or patronized is a concern. #eldercarechat
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@PracticalWisdom Very true. Probably best to have a quiet holiday with familiar faces #eldercarechat
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RT @SocialWorkerLSW: @NatriceR @powerscooters Wear nametags. help overcome uncomfortableness of memory loss #eldercarechat
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@parentgiving Great advice! #eldercarechat
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@SocialWorkerLSW that's a great idea! especially for big gatherings #eldercarechat
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@SocialWorkerLSW Sure thing! #eldercarechat
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Q5: The chaos of the holiday season could add to the confusion one may already be experiencing. #eldercarechat
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@SocialWorkerLSW Maybe add whose child, too. (name tag) #eldercarechat
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RT @NatriceR: we r being bombarded w/awesome ideas/insight in prep of the holidays;) Ho Ho Ho! #eldercarechat :) :) :)
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A5: Suggest to family members that they string out arrivals so as not to overwhelm w/many ppl showing up at same time. #eldercarechat
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RT @SandwichINK: RT @caregiving: RT @parentgiving: A3: And, sadly, feeling left out or patronized is a concern. #eldercarechat

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