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A letter to Mom on Thanksgiving

Lois and her mother“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
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What Is the VA Caregiver Program?

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10 things only family caregivers can relate to

Family caregivers find themselves playing many roles. In the morning, you might be a chef, cooking up food for your loved one. By noon, you’re a chauffeur, driving to ...
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From Nurse to Caregiver. Why I Enjoy My Career.

I didn’t know I wanted to become a nurse. I was 19 when I took a free course through Boston Public Schools to earn my Licensed Practical Nursing license. From there I worked in ...
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EMPIRICAL PROOF THAT HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION PLATFORMS ENGAGE USERS

A 2016 market report from Gartner Research claims: “Clinical communication and collaboration platforms can improve care quality, care team effectiveness and the patient ...
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What are Elderly Bedsores?

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Memories in a song

“I'm never gonna know what you go throughAll the things I say or doAll the hurt and all the painOne thing selfishly remains
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What is a Primary Caregiver?

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What is Caregiver Role Strain?

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The 50 Best Cell Phones for Seniors

If you think cell phones are exclusively (or even predominantly) used by young people, you’d be wrong. Everyone can benefit from having a cell phone – in fact, there are many ...
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Managing Dementia Sleep Problems

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EMPATHY AS A SERVICE

An interesting thing happens when analyzing how patients and their caregivers communicate and collaborate with healthcare professionals, when we study the nature of the ...
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What is Anticipatory Grief?

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Alzheimer’s Facts: 50 Eye-Opening Facts and Statistics About Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Impacts

While we understand more about Alzheimer’s disease today than ever before, there’s still much we don’t know about it.  More research is still needed to provide answers that can ...
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Taking care of mom

George and his mother
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National Relaxation Day is August 15th

  National Relaxation Day is a day to slow down, unwind and take time for yourself. (Even as caregivers). Relaxation can be difficult to come by for caregivers. Some caregivers ...
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50 Best Courses & Training for Caregivers

 
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Helpful Daily Activities for Dementia Patients: 50 Expert Tips and Suggestions to Keep Your Loved One Engaged

Staying active and engaged is beneficial for both physical and cognitive health, so it’s particularly important for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to engage in ...
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Dementia Care Costs by State: An Overview of Costs, Types of Dementia Care, and the Cost of Dementia Care by State

Year after year, lists of the leading causes of death in America include chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia. Each condition requires ongoing ...
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What is a State Health Insurance Assistance Program? How It Works, Benefits, and More

If you’re tapped into the Medicare scene – and especially if you’re new to the vast world of Medicare options and minutiae – you may have heard the acronym SHIP. So, what is ...
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Personal Transportation for Seniors: 6 Convenient Transportation Options for Older Adults

Did you know? By 2030, an estimated 20 percent of U.S. residents will be aged 65 and over – a huge proportional jump from 13 percent in 2010 and just 9.8 percent in 1970? And ...
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Healthcare for Seniors: Can Annuities Help Cover the Costs?

Anyone who has considered the rising costs of long-term care, be it in your home or in a highly skilled nursing facility, has asked the same question: How am I going to afford ...
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What Are the Best Vitamins for Dementia Patients? 11 Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs to Improve Well-Being

Dementia is a general term which describes an overall decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most well-known and most ...
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