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How Art Therapy Helps Caregivers and Those with Dementia

Art therapy is used for many things; it helps people recover from trauma, it helps family units transform themselves and it can help facilitate psychiatric counseling. Art therapy is known for its ability to encourage interaction, sharing and trust in a safe place. Now it is being used to help those showing early signs of dementia and memory loss. Read More

Long-Distance Caregiving: The Three Most Unexpected Emotions

As a long-distance caregiver, you are probably filled with worry and exhaustion. You may also experience feelings of guilt, doubt and resentment toward your loved one. While these emotions may be unwelcome and may make you feel uncomfortable, they are not unusual among long-distance caregivers. Read More

How to Get the Support You Need During Dementia Caregiving

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you will want to consider several types of assistance to ensure their safety and your peace of mind. Read More

Fighting Caregiver Burnout With Food: Five Important Foods to Improve Emotional Health

Food is fuel. It is also nutrition, energy, and a mood stabilizer. If you are a caregiver, food can help prevent caregiver burnout by improving your health. Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Brain More Resilient to the Early Signs of Dementia

Although dementia is a progressive disease that slowly deteriorates the brain, there are ways to make your brain more resilient to the early signs of the dementia. Just as our bodies age and we can help to keep it healthy by maintaining strong muscles and joints, the same is true of our brains. Read More

How to Take Long-Term Brain Health into Your Own Hands

Brain health is just as important as physical health. Together they can determine one’s lifespan and the extent to which they can fully participate in life. Read More

New Quality Measures May Improve Dementia Care

Even when a diagnosis of dementia has been made, physicians may be hesitant to tell the person. Part of the reason for that is that currently a diagnosis of dementia can be made only on circumstantial behavioral information, not on clinical facts and data. Read More

Long-Distance Caregiving: When to Make the Move Closer to Your Loved One

It can seem like an impossible decision. Do you remain a long-distance caregiver or move closer to your loved one? Should you give up your job, your community, and living near your friends to ease the burden of long-distance caregiving? Read More

Healthy Brains Require Healthy Food – Here’s a Brain-Boosting Salad Recipe

A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy heart. It requires exercise that pumps fresh blood and oxygen to the brain and healthy food that provides the brain with nutrients. Read More

How Caregiving Will Change Over the Next Ten Years

Technology changes everything and that includes caregiving. Over the next ten years, it promises to make caregiving easier and improve the ability to care for loved ones. Read More

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