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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

How to Reduce Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

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

Guest Post: The Truth About Grief

Losing a spouse is a devastating event that more than 900,000 men and women experience each year. A vast majority1 of these are individuals age 55 and up. With these deaths comes grief, which plays out in five distinct and predictable stages…or does it? New research suggests that grief is an ever-changing emotion that may present itself with acceptance one day and backtrack to denial the next. 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

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

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

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

Three Things to Know About Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists and physicians are still working on ways to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Although the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease like forgetfulness, wandering and the inability to recognize loved ones are well known, they are not considered a clinical diagnosis. As it stands now, that can only be obtained after death. Read More

Four Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Many of us know the classic signs of Alzheimer’s disease like losing things, forgetting how to conduct simple tasks like boiling water or making a phone call, and losing the ability to recognize loved ones. They can be subtle, but if you spend time with your loved one and you are aware of these signs, you will recognize them as they slowly emerge. Then you can seek early diagnosis and support for your loved one. Read More

Why Companies Should Care About Caregiver Burnout

There are approximately 34 million American caregivers in the United States, and the majority of them are working adults. Not only must they juggle caregiving responsibilities with home and family life, they must somehow weave them into their daily work lives as well. Read More