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  1. Jul

    For an Alzheimer's patient, life exists increasingly in the here and now. Our challenge as family members and caregivers is to attempt to join them wherever they are in that journey.   Read more

    July 20, 2017
  2. Jul

    As our loved ones age, some may reach a point where they require assistance around the clock. When deciding whether your senior family member has reached that point, it's helpful to consider what a typical day looks like.   Read more

    July 19, 2017
  3. Jul

    There are three things that have been consistently found to be accurate indicators of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.   Read more

    July 13, 2017
  4. Jul

    We believe that when our CAREGivers are fully trained, supported, and equipped with what they need, they’re able to focus completely on their clients. One of the ways we support our CAREGivers is through what we call touchpoints.   Read more

    July 12, 2017
  5. Jul

    A family caregiver tries to remain positive while caring for her declining mother.   Read more

    July 12, 2017
  6. Jun

    Franchise owner Stephen Lair talks about resisting the downhill trajectory of aging and instead asking, "What's next?"   Read more

    June 28, 2017
  7. Jun

    Small changes to a family caregiver's diet and exercise habits benefit her and her senior mother.   Read more

    June 28, 2017
  8. Jun

    A multi-generational family can be a tremendous blessing to everyone involved, but making it work requires a significant initial investment of both time and vulnerability.   Read more

    June 22, 2017
  9. Jun

    CAREGiver Kathy LaFone gives her take on what it meant for her to care for her husband as he lived with a progressive neurological disease. Kathy later brought her talents to Home Instead Senior Care of Chapel Hill where she assists many of our clients.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
  10. Jun

    Time away from her senior mother gives a family caregiver respite and an opportunity to reflect.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
  11. Jun

    Lenore Labar, director of client relations for Home Instead Senior Care of Chapel Hill, shares with our CAREGivers her thoughts on making a difference with each of our clients.   Read more

    June 07, 2017
  12. Jun

    A family caregiver finds focus and contentment while sharing a list of things she’s grateful for.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
  13. May

    Emotional touch simply can't be replaced by a device. Despite all of our modern advancements, there is not yet an app for that.   Read more

    May 31, 2017
  14. May

    In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists have concluded that being bilingual can delay the onset of several different types of dementia by an average of four and a half years.   Read more

    May 23, 2017
  15. May

    The seemingly smallest caregiving issues can sometimes become the most stressful for family caregivers.   Read more

    May 18, 2017
  16. May

    In the third installment of this series, we'll take a look at how our CAREGivers help those who are dealing with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.   Read more

    May 17, 2017
  17. May

    Studies have shown that a 10–20-minute power nap can give you just what the doctor ordered to “power through your afternoon.” A nap of that length can increase mental alertness and clarity with minimal grogginess.   Read more

    May 15, 2017
  18. May

    Unfortunately, many will reach the end of their journeys with heavy regrets that they no longer have the time to correct. It is helpful to hear some of them as a cautionary tale.   Read more

    May 11, 2017
  19. May

    Without exception, every person I met at convention this year—and every person I’ve ever met at Home Instead conventions—had a story to tell.   Read more

    May 09, 2017
  20. May

    Regardless of the shape the cause may take, the risks associated with taking an unexpected fall grow larger the older we become.   Read more

    May 03, 2017
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