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Care for the Caregiver: Before, During, and After

The care providers need care, too. Family caregivers are modern day superheroes. It is one thing to care for a stranger in need of assistance, but it is a whole different ballgame when it is a loved one depending on you. Other than the physical demands of the task, family caregivers also have deep emotional […]

Caregiver Stress and Overeating: Say No to the Chocolate Bar

Imagine this: You’ve spent the entire day helping your elderly mother bathe, get dressed, eat, and move around. This isn’t surprising because you have quit your job to be a full-time caregiver. However, today just happens to be one of those days. Nothing was going right; your elderly relative is unusually crabby, you spilled milk […]

Keeping Family Close: Home Care for Alzheimer’s

  Hearing that a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease will never be a pleasant experience. Accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases, is a progressive disease that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. From the medical bills to the emotional turmoil that always comes with it, Alzheimer’s is a […]

Issues Aging Family Members Face and How to Help Them

Aging is a natural process that only a few people seem to welcome. While a number of people see it as the privilege that it truly is, there are those who see it as a time of uncertainty, fear, and even alienation. “Why would they fear something that is so natural?” You ask. Well, as […]

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