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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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Skin Conditions in the Elderly

06/13/2020

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for ...

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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10 Positive Aspects of Aging

05/28/2020

Today, I was thinking about my aging family members and friends. It is something that is going to happen to all of us one day. It is never easy to watch a loved one age and often become dependent upon others. It is heartbreaking for all involved. It is easy to focus on ...

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6 Considerations for the “New Normal”

05/17/2020

Growing up in the mid-1950’s through mid-1970’s, I remember my Mom meticulously washing, drying, folding, and ironing my Dad’s cloth handkerchiefs. He always carried one in his back pocket. I believe that fell in line with his Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared."

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Top 10 Gifts for a Caregiver

04/01/2019

Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a caregiver?  It might be their birthday or just an ordinary day. If you know a caregiver, you probably know how much work they do. Taking care of a loved one who needs them is a significant amount of work. What's the best ...

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15 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Burnout

03/11/2019

Caregiver burnout is real. You're stressed, tired, and need a break! But how do you do this on a daily basis? What if you don't have the time? Each person and situation is different, but incorporating small moments of joy into our lives can help ease some of the ...

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How to use Amazon Alexa as a Caregiver Tool

02/11/2019

In today's world, there are many different apps, devices, and technology options to help us enhance our lives. Amazon's Alexa is a smart home device that connects to your smart phone to help you through your day. As caregivers, we can use this device to our benefit. ...

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How to Save Time as a Caregiver: the Top Five Tips to Make Your Life Easier

01/28/2019

Caregivers are always pressed for time.  They are constantly in demand by both their loved ones who they care for, and the pressures and responsibilities of living a normal life.  This list is written for the caregiver who is always looking for ways to save time in ...

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10/15/2018

 

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