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50 Tips on Transitioning a Loved One to Memory, Dementia, or Alzheimer's Care 

As your loved one’s memory declines, or as the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease become too much for the family or caregivers to handle, you will have to make the ...
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Best Dogs for Seniors 

Dogs make excellent companions, and that’s especially true for seniors. Not only will a dog provide love and affection to his owner, but dogs can help to keep older adults ...
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Dementia Safety Guidelines 

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you may be concerned about their safety. While Alzheimer’s disease and other ...
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Caregiver 101: What is the Sandwich Generation?

Have you ever felt like the fraying rope in a never-ending game of tug-of-war? Your parents are on one side and your children are on the other. Both want and need your ...
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Palliative Care vs. Hospice: Key Differences, Coverage Options, and Benefits

Both palliative care and hospice focus on providing comfort for those with life-limiting illnesses, and as such, the two terms are easily confused. However, there are some ...
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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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