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Preventing Caregiver Burnout – Tips And Support For Family Caregivers

Preventing Caregiver Burnout - Tips And Support For Family Caregivers

Author: Carolina Moore Outside the world of paid work, the people most prone to burnout are caregivers – people who devote themselves to the unpaid care of chronically ill or disabled family members. The demands of care giving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or that you’re [...]

The Stages of Alzheimer’s

Stages of Alzheimer’s

As we age there are certain diseases that become more and more of a possibility to suffer from. One of those diseases is Alzheimer’s. For someone who is taking care of an elderly parent it becomes very important to understand and recognize the different stages of the disease. People who have Alzheimer’s typically go through [...]

How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed? Doctors to See and Tests to Have

How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed? Doctors to See and Tests to Have

Alzheimer’s disease is a complex and complicated illness, and its symptoms are frequently indicative of other disorders as well. As a result, the diagnostic process for the disease can be messy and complicated. Currently, the only definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease is to examine brain tissue for plaques and tangles. Unfortunately, so far, this [...]

Keeping Alzheimer’s Away and Preventing this Devastating Condition

Keeping Alzheimer’s Away and Preventing this Devastating Condition

Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing concern in the U.S. To date, it’s estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer from it, 5.1 million of whom are over the age of 65. The Alzheimer’s Association reported that every 70 seconds, an individual develops Alzheimer’s. That accounts for one out of every eight Americans and 13% of the [...]

Caregiver Stress Quiz: How Are You Holding Up?

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Author: A. Caoimhghin As caregivers, we all experience caregiver stress, or just stress induced by our daily activities, to varying levels and for different reasons. We all respond to different situations differently. If you’re wondering how you’re doing just answer yes or no to the following questions. More “yes” answers indicates the possibility for higher [...]