Caregiving is an essential role that many people find themselves filling, whether planned or unexpected. For most, caregiving responsibility is not considered until someone you love needs care. But no matter your case, once the responsibility presents itself, it is essential to approach caring for your loved one with diligence. Becoming a caregiver for a…

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive disorders that result in memory loss. These chronic medical conditions generally affect individuals in middle and later life, with millions of individuals being diagnosed worldwide each year. Following a diagnosis, your family may have to make a choice regarding the care of your loved one. For example, will your…

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If you are one of the millions of caregivers who is spending more time at home due to the pandemic, you might feel like you are going to climb the walls. Yet, it is possible to stay healthy while you are at home. For example, you might consider designing a plan that includes a variety…

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Caring for an aging parent can be challenging. As a caregiver, you play a vital role in taking care of your loved one by understanding the demands on your time and mental well-being. Undoubtedly, caregiving is a satisfying experience, but it also comes with various daily challenges. The following are tips on how you might…

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When you apply for a position in healthcare, potential employers are looking at more than your training and employment history. While your clinical experience and skills are obviously important, your “soft” skills or personality traits are just as important. These are essential attributes that you will use to work with your patients, colleagues, and peers.…

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Grief is an emotion that is not exclusively associated with losing someone you love. In fact, you may find that you experience grief when you change jobs, (i.e. retirement or being fired) or when there is a significant change in you or your loved one’s physical or mental health. For caregiver Donna O’Donnell Figurski, grief…

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Mental wellness can become a challenge at any point in your life. However, as one ages there are several issues that can negatively impact one’s mental well-being. If you are a caregiver, you should be on the lookout for mental signs of mental distress among your elderly clients and loved ones. In this article, we…

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For many seniors, the thought of spending their retirement at home is far preferable to moving into an assisted living facility. However, even healthy seniors worry about the risks of falling and sustaining grave injuries. If you want to age in place, you will need to be proactive about fall prevention. These resources will help…

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In the late 1990s, my father-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer. Thankfully, he received treatment and returned to normal life. Then in 2014, the cancer returned with a vengeance, spreading to other organs. By fall we knew that he would need reliable assistance, so my husband resigned from his job and took the lead in…

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