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From caregiver to hope bringer: A daughter’s journey

  Herlinda Navarez has been there. Herlinda, who goes by Linda, is a community liaison for Seniorlink & Caregiver Homes. She speaks with caregivers who …

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How Do You Know You’re a Caregiver? Ask Deborah

Only now does Deborah Fisher realize she’s always been a caregiver at heart. She adopted and raised seven children. She gave birth to a daughter …

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What Are the Best Vitamins for Dementia Patients? test

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 …

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They Held Me Up, They Guided Me, They Held on Tight

  One Caregiver’s Experience with Seniorlink & Caregiver Homes In 2014, Wanda’s 87-year-old mother Constance suffered a stroke on a camping trip. Up to that …

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A Family Caregiver’s Guide to Coping with a Loved One’s Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Erika enjoys seeing her mother around the holidays. There are so many memories to share, like the fresh Christmas trees Erika’s mother always insisted …

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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 …

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The Power of Family Caregiving

Back in 2004, Joe Scopa was a busy fellow. He served as CEO of a law practice in Massachusetts and also played two nights a …

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How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member: 6 Steps to Uncovering Financial Assistance Options for Family Caregivers

Serving as a caregiver for a family member is an extremely rewarding experience. Not only do you get to spend time with your loved one, …

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Caregiving, COVID-19, and Cold Weather: 3 Tips to Help You Manage Another Winter During a Pandemic

    As COVID-19 spread across the world in 2020, family caregivers had even more to worry about. Older adults and people with disabilities are …

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Caregiving Can Impact Your Relationships with Family and Friends. Here’s How to Cope.

    Everyone has different expectations for the challenges that a caregiving role might bring, such as the difficulty of managing a loved one’s medical …

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5 Great Holiday Nutritional Tips for Loved Ones with Complicated Medical Conditions

For many of us, the holiday season is a time of celebration, reconnecting with friends and family, and eating lots of delicious food. But for …

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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 …

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Caring for Someone with End-Stage COPD? Here’s What You Should Know

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition for which a cure has not yet been discovered. It inflames a person’s lungs in …

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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 …

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7 Best Remote Support Groups for Caregivers of People with Dementia

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, your daily responsibilities can be overwhelming, stressful, and isolating; even if …

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The 30 Best GPS Trackers for Elderly Loved Ones

There are plenty of devices out there that can be used to improve the lives of seniors. GPS trackers allow caregivers to keep an eye …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Stigma and Quality of Life after a Diagnosis: A Guide for Family Caregivers

  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. The disease currently affects over 6 million Americans, a number that is expected to rise to …

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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, …

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Understanding Strokes: How to Recognize Warning Signs of a TIA and Take Action

  A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a type of stroke. It is sometimes referred to as a “mini-stroke,” because it can cause stroke-like symptoms. Some TIAs last only a few minutes. Some TIAs last up …

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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 …

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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 …

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