* Mental Health

April 9, 2018

Caregivers: The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK It is instinctive for humans to want a roadmap or some sort of guide to help get us through a journey or a difficult situation. Where is the next turn? What is the […]
April 2, 2018

Caregiver: How to Spot the Warning Signs of Depression

Everyone feels blue now and then. It’s part of life. But if your loved one no longer enjoys activities that they once liked, they may have a more serious problem. Being consistently depressed can change the […]
March 29, 2018

A Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for a Narcissist

BY ANNE-MARIE BOTEK Narcissists—you can’t leave them, it’s nearly impossible to love them, and you feel like you want to pull your hair out whenever you’re around them.
March 28, 2018

Caregiver: What To Do When a Parent Repeats the Same Things Over and Over

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK One sign of the aging brain, even without dementia, is that people repeat themselves more often, especially when they tell stories. There are reasons for this that are not related to dementia, though […]
March 22, 2018

Caregiving Hydration and Delirium

Did you know that: Delirium is different from dementia? Dehydration is a cause of delirium? Older adults can avoid delirium by staying hydrated?
March 13, 2018

Does Approach Matter? By Caregivers

If you are providing care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it might seem that the word “no” has become a natural response to any question. “Ready for your shower?” “No.” “Are you hungry?” “No.” […]
January 26, 2018

How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis? By Caregivers

After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life.
January 19, 2018

How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation as We Age

While aging often presents physical challenges, mental health can also suffer. Social isolation is rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation options or live alone or away from family. The impact of isolation is […]
January 9, 2018

You May Feel Lonely, But You’re Not Alone by Caregivers

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; can give and receive without judgment and derive sustenance and strength from the relationship,” Brené Brown, the author and […]

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