Caregiving Blog (non-members can only access the most recent 3)

March 25, 2019

Why Do We Attend Support Groups?

Especially after having gone through a life-threatening illness? Do we want reminders of what may have been a difficult time for us? Apparently, we do. Wendy Griffith, LCSW, a senior social work counselor at The University […]
March 22, 2019

How to Have a Healthy Heart – The AHA’s “Simple 7”

Want to reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and stoke? A few years ago, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched a program known as “Life’s Simple 7.” Their goal is to improve the cardiovascular […]
March 21, 2019

Signs of a Heart Attack in Older Adults

We often think of a heart attack occurring like it does in the movies. The victim will suddenly grab his chest, fall to the floor, proclaims “I am having a heart attack,” and passes out cold. […]
March 20, 2019

6 Easy Ways to Prevent Arthritis

While surgery and medications can help arthritis sufferers, the best course is to not get arthritis to begin with! Preventing a disease like arthritis does not have to require hours at the gym or a closet […]
March 19, 2019

Coping with Interpersonal Stress

“Stress Kills” was the bumper sticker from the 80s! And it is true. Some research puts it up there with smoking as a major cause of chronic and fatal diseases. While our ancestors had lions, tigers […]
March 18, 2019

Vitamin D Deficiency and Seniors

“Go outside and get some sun!” How many times have we heard this as children? It turns out that there is a great deal of wisdom to this statement! Vitamin D deficiency has become, according to […]
March 15, 2019

Provide Peace of Mind, not Tough Choices

As I walked into the ICU room, I noticed a terminally ill patient who was receiving every life sustaining medical intervention available. Tubes and monitors were everywhere, small electrodes were taped to the patients chest, and […]
March 14, 2019

My Mother’s Answering Machine Therapy

Older adults communicate in their own unique ways. It is important to really listen, so as to hear the feelings behind the words.
March 13, 2019

Unconditional Love and Companionship

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