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Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

Caregiving is as good for the giver as it is for the recipient.

Caregivers take heart, research is showing that caring for others is good for you! It’s a tough job, that’s for sure, but there are significant benefits being found. An article at Time.com reported on a study published recently in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally cared for others lived longer […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

caregiver for aging parents

As a caregiver, what’s your day like? I mean, really like? When I talk to caregivers of aging loved ones, this is what I hear: I get up and start to worry. I start by getting my family fed and making sure Mom is eating at her house, too. I am putting together breakfast for […]

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September Book of the Month

“That is what this book is about: how we get through this time, no matter how long it lasts.” -Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season Caring for Our Aging Parents- And Ourselves I met this remarkable lady at an Elder Conference a few years ago- love this compassion and wisdom she shares. My favorite quote […]

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I See Mom is Changing as She Ages – Open the Conversation Now

It’s been a little while since you spent that weekend with your mom at her house a state away and it’s still bothering you. While you have an image of Mom whisking around the kitchen and organizing sledding adventures or shopping forays, that isn’t what you saw during this recent visit.

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How do Aging Seniors Eat? Often it’s Pick, Pick, Pick

Many aging seniors pick at the food on their plates and eat like birds. Many elderly people who live on their own enjoy a bowl of cereal or a few cookies and completely bypass a well-balanced meal. Here are some reasons why your loved one might have such unhealthy eating:

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Keeping In Touch Solutions Provides Assistance to Caregivers for Aging Parents

Women between 45 and 65 make up 56% of America's caregivers - and that's not an easy role.

Three months ago, my friend’s father suffered a debilitating stroke. After spending a few weeks in the hospital, he was transferred to a nursing home where the family was told that he would never recover enough to go home. Before my friend, Nancy, could accept that devastating news, her mother began to experience heart problems.

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Long Distance Care Giving – Security and Financial Safety Concerns

It’s a challenge to be a caregiver. According to the National Family Caregivers Association, “More than 65 million people, 29% of the U. S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their […]

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5 Tips to Encourage Fire Safety for Seniors

Take the precautions at Mom and Dad's house to protect your aging loved ones from fire.

We may remember hearing the stories about how, as children, Mom or Dad lived in homes that were heated primarily by wood or coal stoves and maybe a few space heaters to knock off the chill in upstairs bedrooms. Now that they are aging and you see they are getting a little forgetful or careless, […]

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Stop Caregiver Burnout!

Stop Caregiver Burnout! It’s almost instinctive for some of us to give our all to care for our aging parents. They cared for us throughout our lives and now they are aging and needing our attention. We might find ourselves caring so deeply and losing the focus on our own needs.

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