Caregivers

5 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

December 9, 2021
Holiday Meal with Family Member with Dementia

The holiday season is here, and you may be feeling the stress of endless to-do lists, travel and other traditions that take place this time of year. If you’re caring…

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Is It Safe for Mom to Live Alone?

April 30, 2021
Helping Mom Take Her Medicine

It’s not easy coming to terms with the fact that a parent’s health is declining. Parents often are reluctant to admit they may need help or that they can’t continue…

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Preserving Memories into Family Treasures: No Time Like the Present

March 23, 2021
Preserving Family Memories

From easy conversations to timeless treasures Dad was a born storyteller. Raised during the Great Depression, serving as a combat soldier in Germany during WWII, and landing in a 40-year…

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5 Signs You May Need to Talk to Someone

February 25, 2021
Woman comforting a caregiver

Caregivers are among the most compassionate and dedicated people we know. The very characteristics that could make someone great at caregiving could also place them at risk. Why? Because caregiving…

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Happy Holidays, Caregivers and COVID-19

December 11, 2020
Caring for seniors holidays COVID-19

The holidays can be a happy time for many people. Those living with dementia, however, often feel some agitation or distress during the season because of the many losses they…

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4 Ways to Help Struggling Caregivers

November 25, 2020
Help a stressed caregiver

As the U.S. population continues to grow older and live longer, many people find themselves providing for the caregiving needs of aging parents, children with disabilities, or even family friends.…

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Health Coverage for 2021

October 30, 2020
Medicare Open Enrollment

For three months before and after your 65th birthday, you have the opportunity to learn your options and sign up for Medicare as your health insurance. Medicare is a monumental perk…

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IADLs and ADLs… What’s the Difference?

September 16, 2020

My grandmother came to visit us for a week. We always loved spending time with Grandma T., and I had looked forward to this visit since the last one, about…

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Millennials Are Stepping Up as Caregivers

July 29, 2020
Daughter Bringing Groceries to Older Mom

The profile of caregivers is changing, and more young people are stepping up to care for aging parents and grandparents. A 2020 AARP survey found that 1 in 4 family caregivers are millennials.

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5 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Loneliness During COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Caregiver staying connected during COVID-19

Caregiving can be a lonely experience at any time, and with increased social isolation imposed by coronavirus, caregivers may feel even more disconnected from the outside world. What are some…

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