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Grief and Loss While You’re A Caregiver

Anticipatory grief occurs often while caregiving. Many caregivers think they are experiencing depression when they are simply going through a natural grieving process during long-term care. Anticipatory grief begins before the person has died. When someone has a disease, injury or condition like Alzheimer’s that changes them permanently grief often sinks in because the person [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:26:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Home Care Support for Breast Cancer Patients

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society shared the following stats regarding breast cancer in the U.S.: 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime More than 245,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 201 More than 40,000 U.S. women will die from breast [...]

By |2018-10-08T12:56:12+00:00October 8th, 2018|Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Changes in memory are normal as we grow older. It can be difficult to recognize normal signs of aging versus signs of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. When you see multiple signs, it is important to check with a doctor. Receiving support as early as possible is critical. Memory Loss The Disrupts Daily Life Asking [...]

By |2018-09-27T13:37:19+00:00September 27th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Keys to Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

We cannot give from an empty cup. We know that the first rule on a plane is to put your oxygen mask on first, before assisting others. Only when we help ourselves first can we properly support others. Caring for yourself is equally as important as the care that you provide for your loved one. [...]

By |2018-09-26T18:27:19+00:00September 26th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Unusual UTI Symptoms in Older Adults

Urinary tract infections are not always evident to seniors or their family members. When Allison’s mother had a UTI, she was glassy-eyed, confused and had a low-grade fever. Allison and her sister thought these were symptoms associated with their mom’s chronic depression. It wasn’t until their mom mentioned pain during urination that they realized it [...]

By |2018-12-07T18:08:53+00:00September 25th, 2018|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

10 Things To Never Say to A Caregiver

“Everything happens for a reason” “This is God’s plan” “At least it’s not cancer” “Think positive thoughts” “God won’t give you more than you can handle” “At least your ____ had a long life” “You look really tired” “Your _____ WAS a beautiful person” “You need to make time for yourself” “Why don’t you get some [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:35:40+00:00August 31st, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Caring for Mom Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your Job

Adults in the sandwich generation know the call, “Come over now, your Dad fell” or “Your Mom needs you more than work…”. Many Americans have no paid or unpaid family or sick leave. As a result, many family caregivers lose pay or their jobs. According to AARP: Most family caregivers work full or part-time while [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:31:24+00:00August 27th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

10 Films That Stir Up Memories for The Silent Generation

Movies from the past can bring up positive memories for older loved ones. We encourage family members to sit down with their aging parent and watch a movie that might stir up stories from their past. You may be surprised by what you learn about your loved one! Movie nights can become precious family [...]

By |2019-02-11T15:14:44+00:00July 31st, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Bed Rail Safety

Are you worried about a loved one getting out of bed on their own? There is important information to consider before purchasing assistive devices for your loved one. According to the FDA, 803 incidents of patients caught, trapped, entangled, or strangled in beds with rails were reported to the FDA between 1985 and January 1st [...]

By |2018-07-24T17:23:04+00:00July 24th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Families Confront Dementia And Guns by Caregiver.org

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour and Randall Hill With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., [...]

By |2018-07-20T14:17:45+00:00July 20th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments