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Posts tagged with “senior care stress”

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…

I am a Caregiver

I am a caregiver. I am a caregiver who gave up my career to care for my mom. I am a caregiver who took on a second job to pay for care. I am a caregiver who lost my job because I missed too much work caring for my spouse. I am a caregiver who…

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.

Take Time for Yourself to Avoid Holiday Caregiver Stress

Adult children need to find ways to take a break from the rigors of caring for their senior loved ones and their own children before the burden becomes too overwhelming. One possibility is respite help from a Home Instead CAREGiverSM.

Home for the Holidays - Family Caregiver Recorded Webinar

The holidays are a good time for family caregivers to notice signs that an older adult may need some assistance. Mary Alexander from Home Instead details those signs and offers tips to minimize holiday stress.

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