Category Archives for Caregiving

Respite Care Helps Reduce Family Caregiver Stress

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Life in general can be incredibly stressful! You may be carrying a variety of responsibilities on your shoulders: a career, taking care of your home, raising children, caring for your spouse or life partner, and trying to care for yourself along the way, too. Now add in the complexities of providing care for an older […]

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Three Activities to Improve Mental Health in Older Adults

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Family caregivers dedicate their time and energy to help older loved ones live healthy and safe lives at home. Being healthy isn’t just about physical health or avoiding injury; it also extends to mental health. Depression and other mental health issues don’t have to be a regular part of growing older. There are things you can […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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The Benefits of Family Caregiver Support Groups

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Caring for an older parent or loved one is an experience of mixed emotions. The family caregiving role can bring immense joy and untold rewards, but it can also feel frustrating, overwhelming, and isolating. The most important thing to remember as a family caregiver is that all of these emotions are normal. Caring for an […]

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Top Time Management Tips for Caregivers

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Do you ever wish you had more time in the day to get things done? Time often gets away from us, but it can feel especially elusive to busy family caregivers helping a loved one. It can be a challenge to remember all of the care tasks that need to be performed, and a long […]

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Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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Tips to Manage Aggressive Behaviors in Alzheimer’s

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Of all of the many difficult behaviors that may arise as a result of Alzheimer’s, aggression is arguably one of the most challenging. While it can be hard to effectively manage, a good starting point is to understand that the aggressive behaviors in Alzheimer’s are manifested by the disease – not by the senior as […]

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How Home Care Services During Cancer Treatment Can Help

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When someone you love is undergoing cancer treatment, life can become complicated very quickly. Setting aside the emotional toll that a cancer diagnosis takes, there can be a lot to juggle, from appointments to medications to the physical and psychological impacts of the diagnosis and treatment. It can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, home care services […]

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