* Mental Health

October 18, 2018

Lessen The Squeeze: Caregiver Coping Skills

September 25, 2018

Dementia: Stages, Scales and Progression Models

Dementia experts break down various stages of dementia into anywhere from 3 to 7 phases. Each category is separated according to the level of severity and typical characteristics portrayed. The number of stages varies depending on […]
September 10, 2018

Nip Depression in the Bud

While caregivers are defined as the people taking care of those needing help, they sometimes overlook the fact that caregiving responsibilities can take a toll on their own health. In addition to physical ailments, caregivers are […]
August 31, 2018

What’s Funny About Caregiver Fatigue?

Even the most seasoned caregiver can suffer from fatigue. Whether you have a cancer, fall prevention, or dementia care plan in place, exhaustion from caring for a loved one can take its toll on a caregiver […]
August 22, 2018

9 Strategies to Reduce Falls for People With Dementia By Caregivers

Dementia increases the risk of falling. Research shows that people with dementia have a significantly higher risk of falling than people who don’t have the cognitive disorder, says Alexa Rohach, a physical therapist at Providence Saint […]
August 21, 2018

Convincing A Loved One To Go To A Nursing Home

Virtually no one wants to either live in a nursing home or place a loved one in such a facility. However, according to Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “Today, people over […]
August 16, 2018

7 Ways to Fight Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. And as the population ages, more and more family members are taking on that role. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term […]
June 27, 2018

There Is No Pain with Dementia

Losing a loved one is never easy. It is said that the hardest thing one will ever endure is burying a child. The second hardest is burying a spouse.
June 18, 2018

My Mother Doesn’t Listen To Me! The New Role Of Eldercare Mediation

As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly.  However, where my mother is concerned, I am just a daughter who cares.  She often takes the advice of friends […]

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