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Memory Care Activities: Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

Activities are crucial for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, offering benefits such as cognitive stimulation, the opportunity to connect with others, comfort ...
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My Nursing Journey in Caregiver Homes

I began my career in a nursing home where I stayed for over nine years. During this time, I realized how fragile the elderly population is; all it takes is one fall and they ...
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Dementia Symptoms: Memory Loss, Mood and Personality Changes, and Other Common Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is a progressive syndrome, meaning that it worsens over time. Identifying early symptoms is key to treating and managing dementia over the long-term.
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50 Best Alzheimer’s Support Groups in Indiana: 50 Local Support Groups for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and Family Members

Support groups are beneficial for caregivers in countless ways. Not only do they pull you out of isolation and give you a break from your caregiving duties, but they give you ...
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Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout: 52 Expert Tips and Quotes to Help You Recognize, Prevent, and Overcome Caregiver Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout

 
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Best Alzheimer’s Support Groups in Connecticut: 50 Local Support Groups for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and Family Members

  Serving as a caregiver in any capacity is a rewarding, yet difficult job. Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients face unique challenges in keeping them safe and ...
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Top 50 Alzheimer's Support Groups in Massachusetts

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, ...
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What is Long-Term Health Insurance? Options, Advantages and Disadvantages, and More

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How to Prepare your Developmentally Disabled Loved One for a Social Event

My brother is eight years older than me and has a developmental disability. Social events and situations can be a challenge for both him and our family. We just never know what ...
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Coping Strategies for Cerebral Palsy Caregivers

While children and adults with cerebral palsy have varying degrees of limitations and abilities, some individuals need a lot of care and cannot live independently. Caring for ...
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Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: Causes and Types of Dementia, Diagnosis, Prevention, and More

Many people think of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as one and the same. However, there are some important differences between the two. Whether you have a loved one with ...
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The Biggest Mistakes Caregivers Make in Choosing Home Care Agencies: 50 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Home Care Services for Your Loved One

Choosing the best home care agency for your loved one is a major decision, and it only makes sense to explore your options ahead of time. But just what should you be looking ...
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I'm Fine Right Here in My Chair, Thank You

Do you worry about your loved one being isolated, or even feel that way yourself as the caregiver? If so, you’re not alone. People with a chronic illness and their family ...
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What Are Medicaid State to State Transfer Rules? Understanding How State-to-State Transfers Work and How to Transfer Your Medicaid Benefits

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Communicating With Dementia: Avoiding Distress and Irritation

Dementia comes with many new behaviors that may upset both you as the caregiver, as well as the person with dementia. Not all situations are preventable but having a few tricks ...
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How to Determine if Your Aging or Elderly Parents Need Help

Most adult children of aging or elderly parents don’t want to think about their parents’ health declining to the point at which they can no longer safely care for themselves. ...
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The Best Dementia Books: 50 Essential Reads for Anyone Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have countless questions. Family members of dementia patients want as much information ...
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Protecting Yourself if a Relationship Turns Abusive

Doug, age 75, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease three years ago. His wife, Sandy, died after a valiant battle with breast cancer a year after his diagnosis. Since then, ...
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New to MS Caregiving? Here's Help.

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease with many faces, and though there are effective medications available to treat it, people with MS often need help. If ...
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How to Seize a Self-Care Opportunity

Remember when you or a loved one was pregnant and your due date was approaching? If you were like me, you wondered where you would be when the contractions started or your ...
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Life After Caregiving: Finding Your New Normal

With my eyes still closed, the sleep fog begins to lift and the fact that it’s Saturday creeps into my awareness. Saturdays are the days I make the three-hour drive to visit my ...
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What is the Older Americans Act? How the Older Americans Act Works, Coverage Provided, and Benefits to Older Adults

Definition of The Older Americans Act The Older Americans Act is a piece of Federal legislation that provides a number of different home and community-based social support ...
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CAREGIVING 101: WHAT IS DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

  A durable power of attorney, or DPOA, is a legal document designed to protect aging parents’ independence and decision-making, while also simplifying the eventual transition ...
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Is Your Loved One Depressed? Are you?

Depression. We see the term everywhere, but often miss it when it’s staring us right in the face. It’s easily misunderstood and misdiagnosed. People who suffer from depression ...
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