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The Figures Behind Caregiver Burnout and What Can Be Done

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that there are 5.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 15 million people providing care to a family member with Alzheimer’s. Of those caregivers, about 60 percent are women. Continue reading

5 Self-Care Habits to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. It is difficult physically, emotionally and mentally. Caring for a senior loved one who may be frail or losing their cognitive abilities is heart-wrenching, and the exhaustion that comes with 24/7 care doesn’t make it any easier. Continue reading

4 New Technologies for Long-Distance Caregiving

Being a long distance caregiver is difficult to say the least. According to Clinical Interventions on Aging, approximately five to seven million Americans are long-distance caregivers for elders, and this number is expected to double in the next 15 years. Continue reading

Dementia Care: How to Cope With Personality Change

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease bring many devastating symptoms like memory loss, physical impairments and the inability to recognize loved ones. What can make it even worse are the personality changes caused by the disease; outbursts, agitation, personality changes, paranoia and aggression. Continue reading

4 Long-Term Consequences of Falls Among Older Adults

Falls are extremely dangerous for seniors. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Continue reading

3 Delicious Oatmeal Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast

The benefits of oatmeal are well known – it is low in salt and sugar, high in fiber and protein, boosts energy, prevents diabetes, and promotes heart health. That is a power-packed food! It is also one of the most economical foods you can buy. Continue reading

How to Ensure Your Aging Parent is Safe at Home

An aging parent living at home is a good thing. It creates comfort and a feeling of security. It can keep them healthier, happier and active longer. However, in order for that to happen, they need to be safe in their own homes. Continue reading

5 Ways to Regain Your Energy After Caregiver Burnout

As a caregiver of an aging loved one, your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. Continue reading

The Power of Music in Dementia Care

From time to time we all get a song stuck in our heads. After a while it can become aggravating because we can’t stop hearing it and humming it. However, when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, that is a good thing. Music therapy is beneficial and calming for those with dementia. Continue reading

Could Alzheimer’s be Detected – and Treated – Before Symptoms Appear?

A new study has shed light on a potential way to detect Alzheimer’s disease, and maybe even treat or prevent it, before symptoms even appear. The study, performed at the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Translational Medicine, at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, has found that declines in glucose levels in the brain come before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear. Continue reading