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Professional Companion Care Services Help Family Caregivers With Dementia Care

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While an incredible number of older adults are struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with caring for them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs on their own, with only […]

Caregiver Fatigue: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

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Feel like you’re living under a rain cloud? Life not going your way? Here’s the good news: You can be taught to have a more positive attitude. And — if you work at it — a positive outlook can lead to less anxiety and depression. Judith Moskowitz, lead psychologist in […]

How to Strengthen Your Marriage while Caring for a Parent

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Caregiving can strengthen the bonds of relationships within the family. It can bridge gaps and heal decades-long conflicts through the connections that form during the care. However, it can also cause strains within the family. In marriages and relationships, no one really thinks of their partner caring for an aging […]

1 In 3 Family Caregivers Have Quit A Job Because Of It

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In a USA Today commentary this January, actor Rob Lowe brought caregiving into the foreground by discussing his journey of caring for his mom and the toll it took on his own life. He explained, “When you’re caring for a loved one, there’s nothing you won’t do (or sacrifice) to give them […]

Firearms and Dementia: A Growing Concern

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An estimated 40 to 60 percent of dementia patients might have guns in their households. Coupled with erratic states of confusion, aggression, and other difficult behaviors, having guns in the house sets the stage for possible tragedy. Doctors and experts are concerned about the risks of suicide by gun owners […]

Research Shows Top Senior Care Fear: Making a Mistake

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“Of course Grandpa can move in with me!” Increasingly more family senior care providers are making this noble choice every day, signifying the beginning of lifestyle changes they may only fully understand when immersed in them. And while the rewards of providing care for an older family member are immeasurable, […]

Elder Care Tips to Prevent Bullying a Senior

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As a family caregiver, you certainly encounter a range of feelings during the day: shared laughter over a joke with your loved one; worry over a health concern; and undoubtedly, once in a while, frustrations. We wish only the best for people we love, and if a senior loved one is […]

What the Future of Caregiving Looks Like

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Here’s what experts are predicting the future of caregiving will look like. Expect a caregiving environment rich in technology in the not-so-distant future. But along with that, there’ll be an emphasis on human connection to counter the devastating health effects of social isolation on older people. This month, we’ve been […]

How to Avoid Crippling Falls After Age 50

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As we age our balance wanes and the risk of falling becomes greater, however with regular balance exercises such as yoga and Tai Chi we can greatly decrease the chance of falling. When he asks people over 50 if they can stand on one foot while maintaining their balance, most […]

7 Ways to Step Up Your Self-Care as You Age

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These self-care “do’s” are not only easy but essential for whole body wellness. How do you cope with aging? I’ve been thinking about that question since first exploring it two years ago on Next Avenue. This time, I was prompted to add to my list after a rather unusual conversation with […]