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  • Busted! Caregiving Myths
    Senior Care & Aging

    You might think you know what caregiving is, how much it costs, and what it entails. Check out this list of common misperceptions—or myths—to see if you need to learn more about caregiving. It’s a total bummer . Not all caregiving is created equal and each ...

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  • The Security of Background Checks
    In-Home Safety

    There are all kinds of caregivers out there—family members, friends, neighbors, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), those who have taken courses for specific types of care—and they all have one thing in common: you want to be able to trust them. People ...

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  • The Happiness of Strangers
    Senior Care & Aging

    Yes, strangers can bring you joy. Caregiving can typically start with a stranger. In the best-case scenario, this person can become a dear friend or akin to extended family. Now research studies are showing that even brief interactions with strangers can ...

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  • Decrease Your Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
    Senior Care & Aging

    New studies show that adopting a healthy lifestyle might reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according the Alzheimer’s Association. In a press release, Maria C. Carillo, PhD, and Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer, said, “While ...

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  • Care Transitions
    Senior Care & Aging

    When it comes to long-term care, people often use more than one solution over time. As people switch from one type of care to another, there is a transition period. The American Society on Aging describes care transitions as, “…the movement of patients ...

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  • Staying Calm in Crisis
    Senior Care & Aging

    By Lisa J. Shultz For many people, caregiving begins after a crisis. Maybe a loved one fell or became ill or is suddenly alone, and requires assistance that no one has time to give. Here’s what I’ve learned: there will be surprises, but with some advance ...

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  • Is There a Caregiver Shortage?
    Senior Care & Aging

    You may have heard about it in the news: the number of people aging who will need some type of support is growing faster than the number of people who will be available to care for them. However, there is a new study that finds there might be good news ...

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  • 5 Tips for Connecting with Your Caregiver
    Senior Care & Aging

    While many people fully embrace the chance to receive professional in-home care, some feel a little uneasy with the concept. Even when a caregiver is trained and has years of experience, meeting someone new who will spend time in your home, can feel a ...

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  • Caregiving Gratitude from Family Caregivers
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    When you’re in the day-to-day of caregiving, it can be difficult to find moments of gratitude. Below are three family caregivers sharing their insights and experiences as caregivers, as well as their learned life lessons: Barry J Jacobs is clinical ...

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