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Three Breathing Techniques for Heart and Brain Health

Yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques all depend on breathing properly. Proper breathing is an important part of learning how to calm the mind and body. The importance of proper breathing is of equal importance to eating healthy food, exercising and reducing stress. Read More

Five Causes of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout can be a very real and detrimental result of providing full-time care to a loved one. It can impact your ability to carry on normal everyday activities, hold down a job and care for your family.
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How to Reduce Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

Physical, emotional and mental exhaustion can signal dangerous levels of stress for caregivers Read More

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