Category Archives for Caregiving

What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Help

family caregiver hugging senior with alzheimer's

With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain

Minor aches and pains are a fact of life, especially as people age. And while having a few days of minor pain can be disruptive and uncomfortable, chronic pain can last weeks, months, or even years, making day-to-day life challenging due to limited mobility, strength and endurance.

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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Prevent Senior Falls at Home with These Safety Tips

Senior Falls

Did you know that falls are a significant cause of injury in seniors aged 65 and over, making them a leading public health concern? Senior falls can result in head injuries, hip fractures or other broken bones, a loss of confidence, and depression.

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Help Make Aging in Place a Reality with These Tips for Seniors

Aging In Place

As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also […]

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Respite Care Helps Family Caregivers Avoid Burnout

Respite Care

We all want what’s best for the older adults we love, and that’s especially true for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for a senior loved one at home. Caregiving is a selfless, challenging, and intensely rewarding experience, and taps into our reserve of patience, compassion, empathy, and stamina. If we’re not careful, […]

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How to Best Support a Loved One After a Lupus Diagnosis

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. Although lupus can affect both genders, the disease is most prevalent in women, particularly women of color. Lupus causes the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, often damaging the joints, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, skin, brain and lungs.

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When a Loved One Has Dementia: Family Caregiving Techniques

Dementia

Imagine a world where nothing was familiar: your surroundings, the people talking to you, even your own reflection in the mirror. This is the unsettling reality for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, and why it’s not surprising that there are so many behavioral challenges associated with the disease.

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