Anticipatory Grief and On-going Sadness for Caregivers

Anticipatory Grief and On-going Sadness for Caregivers© Judy H. Wright, 2005 www.ArtichokePress.com SUMMARY: At one time the diagnosis of cancer, AIDS or COPD was a death sentence. Advances in m...


Dementia Care Over The Holidays

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Holidays The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. A person living with Alzheime...


Four fall prevention strategies for seniors

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Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to a senior’s independence and self-sufficiency. More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times m...


When to hire senior home care services

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There is often a lot of resistance and hesitation when it comes to hiring senior home care services. Many people don’t like admitting that they need help with daily activities, and family members don’...


Early Signs of Dementia or Just Aging?

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Share or Print this page   Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom o...


9 Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What Are the Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? Overview According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more than 5 million people in the United Stat...


Considering Some Help at Home?

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There are resources for families who need care giving help       GETTY IMAGES Need home health care? We have resources to help defray the costs. En español | Plann...


5 ways to regain your energy after caregiver burnout

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As a caregiver of an aging loved one your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and l...


How family caregivers can benefit from respite care

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What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family caregiver to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease t...


How to build a long distance care team

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We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children are not always going to live in close proximity to aging parents. That makes it difficult to make sure their daily needs are addressed, e...