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Empowering Professionals in Aging Webinar Series

The Home Instead® network’s Family Caregiver Support Web Seminar Series features free monthly seminars for senior care professionals on a variety of topics that can help set them apart as experts in their field.

Long Days, Short Years

In her book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin has an “ah-ha moment” that changed her life. "The days are long, but the years are short." She used this revelation as a catalyst to spend the next twelve months testing different approaches to finding happiness. This quote strikes at the chords of my motherly heart. On…

10 Rules for Being a Caregiver’s Friend

Don’t say, “What can I do to help?” -  I need a lot of help; the list is unbearable. But my pride gets in the way of asking. I don’t want you to feel put out. If you really want to help, be specific. Ask if you could do the grocery shopping, or if you…

Alzheimer’s Support: Treating the Family Caregiver as a “Secondary Patient”

Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are hidden patients in need of support from senior care professionals. Recommending the right interventions can help lessen caregivers' burden while improving their ability to care for the patient.

What to Do if You’ve Been Scammed

There are a variety of senior scams, from sweepstakes and phishing schemes to home improvement and Internet fraud to identity theft. If you or a senior loved one has been the victim of a scam, law enforcement officials recommend quick action.

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