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The 36 Best Caregiver Support Groups in Louisiana

Over 40 million people across the U.S. are providing unpaid assistance to aging parents, chronically ill spouses, and other loved ones. Despite growing accessibility of ...
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The 50 Best Caregiver Support Groups in South Dakota

There are plenty of difficult jobs out there, but one that receives minimal attention is that of a family caregiver. Due to the high-stress and no-pay work environment of ...
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Companion Care vs. Personal Care

You help your aging loved one whenever you have the time, but lately you’ve noticed they need more help than you’re able to provide alone. Between bathing, feeding, running ...
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Understanding Dementia Behaviors and How to Deal with Them

If a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, they will undoubtedly go through behavioral changes. In fact, dementia affects behavior differently at ...
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Legal Advice for Caregivers: 50 Helpful Legal Tips & Suggestions for Caregivers

  The stressors associated with family caregiving are well-documented; you can find plenty of studies that illustrate the various emotional issues that arise from being an ...
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What’s the One Thing You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a Caregiver?

At some point, nearly every family must together decide on and designate care plans for their elderly or infirm relatives. Although it’s a reality that is an emotional one to ...
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Best Exercises for Seniors: Expert Tips & Advice on Outdoor Exercises, Indoor Exercises, Chair-Based Exercises and More for Older Adults

 
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Best Caregiver Support Groups in Pennsylvania

  Caregiving for a friend or family member is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a loved one, but it’s not without its pitfalls. Studies show that up to 60-percent ...
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Tips on Caregiving with Your Siblings

The deteriorating health of a loved one is undoubtedly a painful thing to witness. It can be particularly difficult, however, to watch our parents grow old. The people who once ...
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When I Grow Up I Want to Be...

Daniel (Allison's Son), Michael, and Allison smile for a photo at the Ohio State Fair A doctor, lawyer, ballerina…what did you want to be? I wanted to be a psychologist, ...
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Easy Recipes for Caregivers

Good nutrition is crucial for older adults and seniors who are trying to stay healthy or recover from illness. If you’re a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed handling daily ...
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What is Caregiver Fatigue?

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

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Home Modifications for the Elderly

If your elderly parents are living independently or you’re caring for an aging loved one at home, safety is a prominent concern. At first glance, the home may not seem like a ...
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Top 51 Conferences for Caregivers in 2019

According to 2015 data compiled by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP, an approximate 43.5 million people had provided unpaid, caregiving to family members in ...
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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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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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Avoid Feeling Isolated as a Male Caregiver

 
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50 Best Courses & Training for Caregivers

 
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What is a Code Silver? How it Works, State Information, and More

A Silver Alert is a safety alert issued when older adults are missing. It’s similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children. Here’s a look at how a Silver Alert works, ...
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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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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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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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