Navigating the Elderly Caregiving Maze: Embracing Faith and Contemporary Healthcare Trends

Doug Jones 

Hey there, seasoned caregivers and curious readers alike! If you’re diving headfirst into the world of elderly caregiving, you’re in for quite the adventure. As the sands of time shift, so do the trends in healthcare for our beloved elders. So, grab a cup of your favorite brew, settle into your comfiest chair, and let’s … Continue Reading

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7 Creative Activities to Engage and Stimulate Seniors with Dementia

Doug Jones 

Caring for a loved one with dementia can present unique challenges, but engaging them in meaningful activities can have a profound impact on their well-being. In this blog post, we will explore seven creative activities that can help stimulate seniors with dementia, igniting moments of joy, connection, and cognitive engagement. Whether you’re a family caregiver … Continue Reading

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Embracing Life After Loss: A Journey of Healing and Rebuilding

Doug Jones 

As the sun rises and sets, life takes us on an unpredictable voyage filled with joy, love, and unexpected turns. For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, this journey can become a challenging path to navigate. The profound grief that accompanies such loss can leave us feeling shattered, struggling to reconcile … Continue Reading

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Finding Community and Belonging: My Daily Life in Assisted Living

Doug Jones 

As a widower in my 70s, I’ve found a new sense of community and belonging at the Assisted Living Community I now call home. After spending the past decade with my adult child who was my family caregiver, it was a difficult adjustment to move away from my family and into a new environment. However, … Continue Reading

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My Family Caregiver | Momma’s Perspective

Doug Jones 

As an elderly woman, I have lived a long and fulfilling life. I have experienced many joys and sorrows, and I have faced my fair share of challenges. But as the years have gone by, my health has slowly deteriorated, and now I am no longer able to live alone. It’s a difficult reality to … Continue Reading

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Alzheimer’s Planning – Helping Momma Plan

Doug Jones 

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is a complex disease that can be difficult to manage, both for those who are affected and for their loved ones. Alzheimer’s planning is an important part of managing the disease and ensuring that individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families have … Continue Reading

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Lamentations of A Family Caregiver

Doug Jones 

As I sit down to write this blog post, I can’t help but feel the weight of exhaustion and frustration that has been building up over the years. Being a family caregiver for my elderly parent in declining health has been one of the toughest challenges of my life. I try to stay positive and … Continue Reading

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Caregiver Reflections & Ruminations

Doug Jones 

As I sit in my living room, surrounded by the memories of my mother, I can’t help but smile. The past few years have been some of the most challenging of my life, but they have also been the most rewarding. Please permit me to share my Caregiver Reflections & Ruminations. A Well-Known Tale It … Continue Reading

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Traveling Arkansas: Nursing Home Tour

Doug Jones 

Updated March 27, 2023 A few years ago, a local TV personality had a show where he traveled the state and closed out each segment with “This is Chuck Dovish, Traveling Arkansas.”  Chuck wasn’t riding with me yesterday, but in his honor, I was keeping the tradition alive by literally traveling Arkansas.   Spending time Traveling … Continue Reading

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What is Your Biggest Caregiver Struggle?

Doug Jones 

Being a caregiver is one of the most challenging roles one can take on. It’s a selfless job that requires a lot of patience, dedication, and sacrifice. While caring for a loved one can be rewarding, it can also be emotionally and physically draining. Many caregivers face daily challenges that can take a toll on … Continue Reading

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Should I put my Parent into the Nursing Home?

Doug Jones 

Should I put my elderly parent into the Nursing Home? This is a question many people face as their loved ones age and require more care than they can provide at home. While nursing homes offer professional care, safety, and socialization, they can also be expensive and result in a loss of independence. Before deciding … Continue Reading

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Finding Balance: Managing Caregiving Responsibilities Alongside Other Priorities

Doug Jones 

As a family caregiver, your primary focus is on caring for your elderly loved one. However, the reality is that you likely have other responsibilities to manage, such as work, family, and personal obligations. Finding balance between these responsibilities can be challenging, but it’s essential for your own well-being and the well-being of your loved … Continue Reading

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