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Caught in The Middle: Overcoming Sandwich Generation Stress

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

School drop-off. Client meetings. Doctor’s appointment with mom. School pick-up. Finish that work presentation. Pick up dad’s medication. Cook dinner. Help with homework. Go to sleep. Repeat. 

Pretty hectic day, right? It may seem like this chaotic schedule doesn’t occur in real life and only exists in comedy sitcoms. But, in reality, this could be a typical day for someone in the sandwich generation - those who take care of their children, their aging parents, and (when time permits), themselves.

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Topics: Respite Care, Caregiving

Start Shopping:Gift Ideas for Older Parents

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for someone you love. What do you get for someone who has everything, or for someone who wants nothing? Or, in the case of your older parents, what do you get for someone who has received a lifetime of gifts, or may have a different idea of what a “good” gift is?

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Caregiving

6 Early Signs of Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Dementia is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that affect a person’s cognitive function, which can impact their ability to communicate, think, reason, remember, and more.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

5 Excellent Ways to Balance Life as a Caregiver

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read



When providing care for a loved one, it can be difficult to balance caregiving work and a personal life. As loved ones are often living with their caregivers, it can be hard for you to find some personal space to retreat to when needing a break.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Caregiving

Senior Care Needs and Maintenance

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When caring for an elder loved one, it can be difficult to realize whether or not they are showing signs of needing medical attention. A common misconception is that anytime an older adult experiences certain symptoms, it is simply a sign of aging. Ignoring certain symptoms, such as loss of balance, memory deterioration, and loss of appetite can pose to be extremely dangerous. Luckily, there are various methods for figuring out if your loved one requires any medical attention.

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Topics: Health, Caregiving

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