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Caregiver Tips

The Benefits Of Online Medical Records

In today’s electronic era, there isn’t anything we can’t find online… including our medical records. Chances are, the last time you saw your physician, he or she handed you a piece of paper with instructions for accessing your online medical records. There are great reasons to log into your online account and to check to make certain all of the information is correct.

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Tips for Managing Medications, Activities & Lifestyles

Maintaining your health and staying safe is essential if you want a happy tomorrow.  There are many things you can do, regardless of your age, to plan for a healthy and productive lifestyle.

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How Caring For Elderly Positively Impacts You

Did you know that caring for your aging or ill loved ones can actually be good for your health?

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Sandwich Generation Caregivers Need To Practice Self Care

The Sandwich Generation is called that because the caregivers are being “sandwiched” between two generations.

The caregivers in this situation are typically in their 40s or 50s and studies have found that close to 70 percent of these caregivers are also working full time jobs in addition to rearing their own children and caring for their aging parents. These caregivers – because they are trying to juggle so many tasks – are faced with physical, emotional and mental stresses which are leading to burnout and such a sense of overwhelm that they have a hard time getting through the day.

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Staying Informed Can Reduce Caregiver Stress

Whether you’re caring for an aging parent or a child or spouse with a serious illness, caregiver burnout is very real and the caregiver needs to be aware of it and take steps to address it. Caregivers may scoff at that because with the tasks they are charged with, they may feel they simply don’t have time to care for themselves, but it is crucial that they do or their health will suffer.

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5 Ways To Tell If Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Chances are, your parents are determined to age in place. It is something many of us will likely choose to do for as long as we are able. As caregivers though, there will come a time when you notice that Mom and Dad just can’t handle living in their own home and a move to either an assisted living facility or in with a family member will need to be considered.

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Sleep Tips For Caregivers

When is the last time you had a good night’s sleep? If you’re a caregiver, and if you’re in the Sandwich Generation (caring for your aging parents and your growing family and a career), chances are you have an even harder time shutting off your mind and getting a good night’s sleep. You’d think that with all of the items you’re tasked with that you would fall into bed, exhausted, and sleep the entire night; unfortunately that isn’t always the case.

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The Relationship Between Slower Pace & Dementia

New research conducted a study of thousands of older adults in several countries to determine if walking pace is in any way related to dementia & Alzheimers. Researchers who attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen presented several studies focused on the markers related to early stages of dementia. They found that the pace at which  older people walk may provide a reliable clue about how well their brain is aging and could eventually allow doctors to determine whether they are at risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers have found.

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Tips For Family Caregivers

Chances are, you are either caring for your aging parents, or you know someone who is in the role of caregiver. There are many individuals in the 50-something age range and in the so-called Sandwich Generation (caring for aging parents while still raising children of their own) who are being tasked with the care of aging parents.

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Enjoying Time Indoors With Your Senior Loved One

When aging parents and their caregivers get free time, it’s great to have a mixture of fun activities to help lift everybody's spirits and provide a chance to let your hair down. Exercise & activity is so important as it has the ability to boost one’s spirits and improve health.

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