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How to Prevent Caregiver Stress

You've taken care of your mom in your own home for two years, but you never imagined the fatigue and stress you would be feeling. You fear that If you don't get some relief ...
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Caregiver Burden Tips: Expert Advice for Recognizing & Combating Caregiver Stress

Caring for an elder or a loved one with disabilities is a position many caregivers simply "find themselves" in. Often they have not made a formal decision to become a caregiver ...
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What Are Instrumental Activities of Daily Living?

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6 Tax tips for family caregivers

Judi Hasson is a journalist who writes about health care and senior issues. Say you've taken care of your elderly mom in your own home for the last two years and opened up your ...
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When You Can't Be There: Creating a Caregiving Plan B

Michelle Seitzer is a freelance writer who has specialized in elder care content for eight years and prior to writing, worked in the field for more than a decade.
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Coping with Sundowning and Other Challenging Dementia Behaviors

This post was contributed by Michelle Seitzer, a freelance writer who has specialized in elder care content for eight years and prior to writing, worked in the field for more ...
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When Your Loved One Nears the End of Life

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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My loved one with dementia won't eat. What should I do?

David Heitz is a writer who spent 13 years looking after and advocating for his father with Pick's Disease, who died last year. David is a member of the American Society ...
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Celebrating Our Veterans

Of roughly 3 million living veterans over the age of 80, about half served during the Korean Conflict, according to population data from Veterans Affairs. This Veteran's day, ...
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You've Got To Have Friends – A Support Group Unlocks the Secret to A Caregiver's Relief From Depression And Loneliness

Bethany Kandel is a New York City-based journalist and author who writes about parenting, health, breast cancer, caregiving and many other subjects. She is the mother of two ...
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Caregiving and Mental Health: Tips for "When You Don't Think You Can Face One More Day"

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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Balancing Career, Family and Caregiving: Caregivers Say They Feel the Squeeze

David Heitz is a writer who spent 13 years looking after and advocating for his father with Pick's Disease, who died last year. David is a member of the American Society ...
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Planning Care for Your Loved One After You're Gone

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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The Power of Physical Therapy: A Story for World PT Day

Today is World Physical Therapy Day. PT is a key component of caring for elders and people with disabilities -- in fact, this year's theme, "Adding life to years" is meant to ...
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Make The Most of a Doctor’s Appointment as a Caregiver

This article was written by Rita McDonough, a Care Manager for the MetroWest branch in Massachusetts for Caregiver Homes.  
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Dealing with the Diagnosis When a Disease Hits Home

This article was written by Rochelle Mills, the Branch Manager in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Caregiver Homes.
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10 Ways Elders Can Get Active This Spring

This article was written by Deb Dorsey, a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes. She is also a 5-time marathon runner, most recently completing the 2014 Boston Marathon.
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Photographs of My Grandfather

Saran Craig is the District Manager of the Southeast, Cape Cod & The Islands for Caregiver Homes. 
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HOW PERSONAL EXPERIENCE CAN HELP OTHERS CARE FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM STROKES

Donna Varelas is a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes.
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5 Quick Tips to Ward Off Allergies in the Midst of Spring

This article was written by Julie Ely, the Caregiver Homes Area Marketing Manager for Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.
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CONNECTING THE DOTS: HOW CARE TEAMS CAN HELP MAKE HEALTH DISCOVERIES BY LISTENING AND ADVOCATING

John* and Sasha* are a Burmese couple who have been together for 23 years. Sasha was in a car accident 10 years ago and John says she has not been the same since. Sasha was ...
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The Working Consumer: Finding Independence for People with Developmental Disabilities

When someone receives care from a caregiver, people often assume that they have lost their independence. But often for people with developmental disabilities, it’s just the ...
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Coping With Traumatic Brain Injury

By Jennifer Olsen, a Registered Nurse with Caregiver Homes. 
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Diabetes Care: A Family Affair

Carol Renaux is a Registered Nurse with Caregiver Homes.
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Caregiving 101-How to be Your Own Advocate 

There are times when caregivers need to advocate for themselves or for the person they care for. Situations may range from advocating for better educational services for a ...
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