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Caregiver Resources, Events, and Support Groups in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, over 840,000 people care for a family member at home. See below for a collection of free resources, events and support groups for family caregivers in ...
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Caring for Someone with End-Stage COPD? Here’s What You Should Know

 
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Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: What Caregivers Should Know

    Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, also known as younger-onset Alzheimer’s, is the development of Alzheimer’s symptoms prior to the age of 65. A diagnosis is relatively rare ...
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Caring for a Child with Disabilities? Here are Your Financial Assistance Options

    When your child has disabilities that require 24/7 care, caring for them at home might be the option that best suits their needs, with the added benefit of keeping them ...
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Legal Guardians of Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities are Now Eligible for Structured Family Caregiving in Indiana

For many family caregivers of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, programs that offer coaching and financial assistance through Home & Community Based Services make ...
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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms, Triggers, and the Link with Sleep Apnea

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib), also called an irregular heartbeat or arrythmia, is a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart (atria) flutter due to irregular ...
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Does Your Loved One Suffer from Gastroparesis? Here’s What They Should be Eating

  Gastroparesis, also known as “delayed gastric emptying,” is a condition in which the contents of a person’s stomach empty too slowly, resulting in bloating, pressure, and ...
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Caregiver Support Services in Indiana - How You Can Qualify, Enroll, and Get Paid

In December 2020, Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration launched an initiative to address an increasing need for services and supports for Hoosiers caring for a ...
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National Nurses Month: Celebrating the Critical Work of Nurses in Caregiving

May is designated National Nurses Month by the American Nurses Association. Nurses play a critical role at Seniorlink in efforts to care for our family caregivers and their ...
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The Dangers of Hypertension: How to Recognize and Respond to a High Blood Pressure Emergency

  Blood pressure is the medical descriptor for blood circulating against the walls of blood vessels in the body. It is normal for blood pressure to rise and fall throughout the ...
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How to Help an Aging Loved One Through a Mental Health Decline

  Mental health difficulties can impact anyone at any time of life, but older adults on average tend to be more vulnerable to depression and other mental illnesses. According ...
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6 Strategies to Care for Someone with a Traumatic Brain Injury

  Approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are living with a disability due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, ...
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Understanding the 4 Types of Multiple Sclerosis: How They Differ and What Symptoms They Have in Common

  Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic degenerative disease affecting nearly 1 million people in the U.S. It occurs when the immune system attacks and damages the central ...
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Healthcare Proxy: What it is, Why it Matters, and What it Should Include

When caring for a loved one, advanced planning is key. This holds especially true when medical needs become complex to the point where the person you care for is incapable of ...
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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? A Look at Different Types, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

  February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50 and the disease is very common among older ...
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7 Engaging Recreational Therapy Activities for Older Adults To Do At Home

  The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) defines recreational therapy as “a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions ...
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Two Sisters, a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, and The Louisiana State Caregiver Support Program That Helps Them Live Happily at Home

Donna and Jennifer, sisters, are incredibly close. Donna has played a major role in helping Jennifer, who has cerebral palsy, since they were teenagers. Donna knows what her ...
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Tips to make downsizing for seniors easier (& a helpful checklist)

Whether your loved one is downsizing to a smaller, more manageable home or apartment to enjoy their golden years or moving to a senior living community, the downsizing process ...
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The best immune system booster tips for seniors

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against viruses and infections, but the aging process can weaken the immune system, especially during the COVID-19 ...
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6 Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Swimming is a fun way to pass time in the summer, but it’s also a terrific way for seniors and caregivers to stay in shape. Swimming is a low-impact sport, which is great for ...
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Your guide to the many different types of dementia

In 2019, more than 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease, an increase from 5.7 million in 2018. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is ...
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Technology enhances senior life-styles. Here’s how.

Technology is evolving and becoming easier to access and use for people of all ages – including seniors. One recent report from PEW Research Centers indicated that nearly 4 in ...
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How to Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Ohio - The Ohio Individual Options Waiver

The 1915c Ohio Individual Options (IO) Waiver is a Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. HCBS ...
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10 of the best free resources for dementia caregivers

As a dementia caregiver you might feel lost and alone or like no one understands what you’re going through. There are several types of dementia and the disease progresses ...
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WHO WILL RESCUE ALZHEIMER'S IF PHARMA CAN'T?

Tom Riley, far left, discusses technology's role in the fight against Alzheimer's with Ted Fischer, Ageless Innovations - Joy for All, David Keene, Dthera Sciences,Carrie ...
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