Content tagged "family caregiving health"

Loss and Grief

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

If you are a caregiver who has lost someone, then you already know that the feelings of loss and grief are complex. Information may be helpful to you as you...

Warning Signs of a Stroke

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.A stroke happens when blood cannot flow to a part of the...

Principles in Responding to Behavior of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

“I don’t understand it. My mother thinks our granddaughter is her ‘baby’ daughter. She doesn’t seem to recognize me as her daughter and calls me Inez, which...

Where Older Adults and Their Caregivers Live

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Only about 5% of adults over age 65 live in a nursing home, with another 2% living in some other type of group quarters.Nursing homes are the most common...

Managing the Stress of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Providing care for a family member can be a rewarding experience. It can also be all-consuming, leaving some caregivers exhausted and depressed. A study by...

Understanding Aphasia

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

You’ve probably experienced this moment:This situation is perplexing and could be even frightening. For most of us, it happens rarely. Imagine, though, if...

Take 10 - A Caregiver Exercise Program

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

The Surgeon General advises at least two and a half hours of aerobic (meaning with Oxygen) exercise each week. Ten minutes a day is a good place to start....

Recognizing Depression in an Older Adult

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Did you know depression in an older adult does not always look the same as in a younger person?In some older adults, depression may:Perhaps most...

Fall Prevention

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Fall prevention should be of particular concern for older adults, caregivers and care receivers. Falls are the most common cause of fatal injury among older...

The Question of Food as Medicine

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Nutrient-dense foods include:Increasingly, research is finding that specific foods - typically the more colorful, plant-based foods - have disease-fighting...

Impact of Lifestyle on Memory

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

If you are a caregiver and the person to whom you are providing care exhibits memory difficulties, treat those memory problems as a flashing yellow light....

Vaccinations for Caregivers and Older Adults

 If you are not taking care of yourself then you cannot take care of someone else. This refrain, while sensible, often does not hit home with caregivers...

Medications Are Important During a Disaster; Be Prepared

If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a week, maybe...

The LiveAbility House

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Second Life® is a free, Internet-based virtual world. Global users, called residents, interact with each other within the Second Life® environment in real...

Communicate Your Advance Directives for Health Care

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

If you had a serious accident or illness that caused permanent loss of mental capacity, leaving you unable to tell your doctor which medical treatments you...

Organize Your Important Household Papers: Introduction

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

One of life’s most important lessons is distinguishing what is trivial from what is not. While we’re tempted to lump our personal documents among life’s...

Financial Security: Legal Topics

Updated: January 28, 2009

Legal issues that impact financial security include topics such as: property ownership, estate planning, advance directives for health care, and...

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