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Caring Connections: A resource for those who care about seniors
January 2016
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Dear Friend,

Caring for an aging parent can hold many rewards, such as fostering a closer bond between you and your loved one. Unfortunately caregiving also can be a source of family conflict. If you are the primary caregiver, you may feel you shoulder most of the caregiving burden and that your siblings need to help out more-if only you could figure out how to get them to help! In this issue, we offer 6 strategies to help you reset your approach and re-engage with family members so everyone shares more fully in providing care to your aging parent.

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Resources for You:

Family Won't Help with Mom? 6 Strategies to Reduce the Drama

Help Seniors Overcome Holiday Stress: 4 Tips

Often, caring for an aging loved one isn't a planned event. Many family caregivers ease into the experience, first by providing minimal assistance, such as transportation to and from appointments. But as the family member ages, the caregiving burden becomes greater, and you might begin to feel abandoned by your siblings. What should you do?

Try these 6 strategies

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How to Deal with Family Conflict Caused by Alzheimer's

ideo Series: What Seniors Need/Want for the Holidays

Times of illness are when individuals need family support most. Unfortunately, an ill loved one also happens to be a top trigger for family conflict. Read about one woman whose brother stopped talking to her when their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and get half-a-dozen tips for dealing with this type of situation.

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The 50/50 Rule

10 Ways to Keep Holiday Traditions Senior Friendly

Solving family conflict over caregiving may not always be easy, but it can be done. The 50/50 Rule program offers a wealth of effective strategies for communicating with your siblings and sharing the care burden.

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Caregiver Voices

Caregiver Voices:
Let Us Hear Your Voices

Sibling issues certainly aren't the only obstacle family caregivers sometimes have to overcome. What is the biggest caregiving challenge you're facing?

Share your thoughts by emailing us at [email protected]

This is your chance to share what's on your heart and to hear from other caregivers in situations similar to yours. We will publish selected responses in future issues of Caring Connections and we hope to feature more articles relevant to your care needs.

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Home Instead CAREGiver Jobs - Now Hiring!

Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide in-home care assistance to seniors. Find job opportunities near you.

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