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How to Help Aging Parents Without Overstepping Boundaries

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By vichie81 / Shutterstock.com Helping your aging parents just enough, but not too much, can make it tough to strike a balance that preserves your relationship and their independence as much as possible. If you’re not sure what to do, here are six ways to help

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Making Medicare Work for Assisted Living Residents

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What does Medicare cover when it comes to aging? As caregivers and family members it is important to know what to expect when the time comes for extended health care services or moves into assisted living homes.

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8 Easy-to-Start Stretching Exercises for Seniors

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By Rido / Shutterstock.com Stretching exercises for seniors are an easy, low-impact way for older adults to incorporate movement into their daily routine and to work on improving their balance. Stretching for just a few minutes a day can make a big difference in how you

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Stress Relief Techniques for Caregivers

Stress Relief activities for caregivers

Many caregivers end up ignoring their own health and needs because they are busy caring for others. Caregiver stress is one of the major reasons why family caregivers feel exhausted, depressed, or overwhelmed. Caregivers take on many tasks and those chores can range from shopping,

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Balancing Career and Caregiving responsibilities

Are you a caregiver trying to balance work and your role as a caregiver? Caregivers are often inundated with various responsibilities and many family caregivers try to balance a career and caregiving. Family members do not necessarily care for their parents only, they may be taking

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Stress Relief Gifts for Family Caregivers 2020

Stress Relief Gifts

Family caregivers go through a lot of stress in their daily routine. There may be a caregiver in your family, friends, or work circle who deserves to be reminded that they are doing great. Informal caregiver, also known as family caregiver, can be a spouse, a relative, a

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A Caregiver Shares Her Experiences

Female Caregivers

Lauren Dykovitz is a writer and author. Her mom, Jerie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at age 62. Lauren self-published her first book, Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer's. She writes about her experience on her blog,

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What is Covid-19 & How To Keep Your Seniors Safe?

Seniors health and safety

What is Covid-19 and how can you keep your elders safe? Whether you are a home caregiver, a health care aide or a nursing attendant, the aim is to prevent exposure to germs. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses

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Living and Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure. Though its symptoms and their

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8 Tips for Post Surgery Care At Home

What steps can caregivers take to make post-operative care and experience better? Getting surgery done is a stressful decision despite the positive outcomes it can bring. For seniors, it is even more difficult because of slow healing and increased risk of complications. Post-operative care for

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